One Book One Frankfort

One Book One Frankfort 2019

The Paul Sawyier Public Library is proud to present the fifth annual One Book One Frankfort community reading project! Throughout the month of April, the Library invites everyone in the Frankfort and Franklin County area to join together in reading the novel The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. In addition to reading, participate in a book discussion or one of the many special events offered throughout the month. It’s all free to the public, so be sure to stop by the Library to pick up a copy of the book and a schedule of the month’s events!


DIY: Chinese Paper Lanterns
Tuesday, April 2 • 6:00pm
Thursday, April 11 • 6:00pm
Originating during the Eastern Han Dynasty, the Chinese lantern symbolizes the wish for a bright future. Join us to create a mini version, and bring good fortune to your own home or office!


American Experience: The Chinese Exclusion Act
Sunday, April 7 • 1:30pm
Learn about the history of Chinese immigration to the United States during a screening of this PBS documentary.


How to Make Chinese Dumplings
Tuesday, April 9 • 6:30pm
Join Frankfort High School Chinese teacher Zhang Zhi to learn about this tasty dish!


Introduction to the Chinese Zodiac
Monday, April 15 • 6:30pm
Learn about the history and cultural significance of the Chinese zodiac, and create a traditional paper cutting of your zodiac
animal. Presented by Zhang Zhi.


Book Discussion
Thursday, April 25 • 6:30pm
Monday, April 29 • 6:30pm
Join us to discuss this year’s One Book One Frankfort selection.


Film Discussion: The Joy Luck Club
Tuesday, April 30 • 6:30pm
So you’ve read the book, and now you want more? Let’s compare the 1993 film adaptation with the classic novel.

*Due to a shipping delay, copies of the film have not yet arrived. Registrants will be contacted when they are available for pick-up.



All events are free to the public, and registration is required. Please register for events online or at the Library. For more information on One Book One Frankfort, contact Diane Dehoney at (502) 352-2665 x108 or