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Title to be Announced April 27

cube_with_question_mark_-big-stock-photo1-2f34wjyOn Thursday, April 27th the One Book, One Community Waterloo Region selection for 2017 will be announced.

Once again, there were many wonderful suggestion by OBOC committee members and by you, the public, put forward for the 2017 title.

Soon, all will be revealed!

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Posted by on April 6, 2017 in Uncategorized


#OBOC2017 Twitter Challenge

twitter-contest-winOn Thursday, April 27, the One Book, One Community selection for 2017 will be announced.

To celebrate this exciting upcoming event when the 16th OBOC title is revealed, we are holding a Twitter contest.

Once a week, @OBOC_KW will post a challenge on Twitter. Each time you participate in the challenge, you will automatically earn an entry for a grand prize draw.  The grand prize is:

  • A copy of the 2017 OBOC selection
  • Invitation to the announcement on April 27 (location TBA)
  • Invitation to the launch and meet the author the morning of Tuesday, September 26 at the Waterloo Region Record

The #OBOC2017 Twitter contest begins February 20th. Have fun and good luck!

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Posted by on February 16, 2017 in Uncategorized


Selection of Title for 2017

2017-teaserThe One Book, One Community (OBOC) committee is already working on making its selection for 2017.   The announcement will come in late April.

How is the OBOC book selected?

Each year between committee members’ suggestions and input from the public, a long list of titles is created.

The committee, which is comprised of librarians, book sellers, and book lovers in general, narrows the list down dramatically to just 5 or 6 finalists (which are kept top secret!).

The committee members must read each of the books on the shortlist, then cast their vote and defend their favourite title. Majority rules in the selection of the OBOC title.

Each nominated book must fit the following criteria:

  • written by a living Canadian author with, if possible, a body of work
  • a well-written, award-winning story
  • must appeal to the broadest possible audience: men and women, late teens to seniors
  • needs to encourage the exchange of ideas, including community building and program potential
  • have some element of the “WOW!” factor
  • must be in print and available in paperback to make it affordable and accessible for all

We look forward to making the big announcement in April 2017.  Any guesses?

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Posted by on January 16, 2017 in Uncategorized


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Posted by on January 18, 2016 in Uncategorized