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One Book One Community

One Book One Community Hutchinson MN LogoA community book read is an opportunity to connect with your family, friends, co-workers, and community around a shared topic.

Avid readers know the feeling of wanting to share their current book with just about everyone they talk to. Imagine that experience on a larger scale as a community – being able to connect with those you know and those you don’t know over the same book!

The book selected for Hutchinson’s 2018 One Book, One Community events

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
It will be up to you on what level you want to connect with others about it. You can view past books we have read as a community at the bottom of this page.

Pick up your copy at Cashwise (Hutchinson), The Village Shop, Target (Hutchinson), McLeod County Historical Society and Museum or borrow from the Hutchinson Public Library (book club kits are also available).

How to Get Involved


Register as a participant now. Why register? Hutchinson Health’s Health & Well-Being and One Book, One Community partners would like to know how many people are engaging in this community book read. Registered participants will also be provided with event updates and reminders, special topics related to the book, referral to book clubs and area resources as requested by participant, etc. Registration is not required to participate in online discussions or events.

Step 2: READ

Read The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens between Jan-April.


Free and open to the public, monthly events will expand your reading experience and connect you with others in our community. Join us for one or all!

2019 Book Events

Community Book Discussion

  • Date and time: Sunday February 24, 2019 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Hutchinson Center for the Arts

Meet the Author

  • Date and time: Sunday April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Hutchinson Event Center

The following organizations, as well as local area book clubs, are collaborating to bring you Hutchinson’s One Book, One Community program:
Community Book Read – Past Reads

More about One Book, One Community:

Hutchinson’s One Book, One Community program began in 2013 with a group of community volunteers wanting to increase opportunities to build social connections through Heart of Hutch’s Connect Wholeheartedly committee.   Read more about Heart of Hutch.