One Book One Broomfield


One Book One Broomfield is a city-wide reading and discussion program that encourages citizens to read the same book at the same time to create a shared sense of community through literature. This year's selection is "Lucky Boy" by Shanthi Sekaran; a gripping tale of two mothers and two very different pictures of immigration.

The overall theme of the program revolves around migration and movement. The Broomfield Library and Cultural Affairs department will be facilitating activities & discussions around these themes both on Broomfield Voice and social media leading up to the author talk on November 3rd. The goal is to engage the community in conversation and get to know how readers and their own families wound up in Broomfield.

Here are some of the things you can look forward to!

  • Interactive surveys, poll, and discussion forums to get to know your community and fellow readers!
  • Reader check-ins to ask what your thoughts are on the story so far! Don't worry; no spoilers.
  • An evening with author Shanthi Sekaran with opportunities for questions and conversations, and fun themed activities!
  • Interviews with local residents sharing their own stories of migration; Maybe YOU!

Get your copy of Lucky Boy!


One Book One Broomfield is a city-wide reading and discussion program that encourages citizens to read the same book at the same time to create a shared sense of community through literature. This year's selection is "Lucky Boy" by Shanthi Sekaran; a gripping tale of two mothers and two very different pictures of immigration.

The overall theme of the program revolves around migration and movement. The Broomfield Library and Cultural Affairs department will be facilitating activities & discussions around these themes both on Broomfield Voice and social media leading up to the author talk on November 3rd. The goal is to engage the community in conversation and get to know how readers and their own families wound up in Broomfield.

Here are some of the things you can look forward to!

  • Interactive surveys, poll, and discussion forums to get to know your community and fellow readers!
  • Reader check-ins to ask what your thoughts are on the story so far! Don't worry; no spoilers.
  • An evening with author Shanthi Sekaran with opportunities for questions and conversations, and fun themed activities!
  • Interviews with local residents sharing their own stories of migration; Maybe YOU!

Get your copy of Lucky Boy!

  • One Book Programming Announcement!

    24 days ago
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    One Book, One Broomfield is proud to announce this year's lineup of themed programs and events! From making memory boxes to learning henna art, to sharing your family story and learning about others, there is sure to be something for everyone!

    Look to the timeline on the right for more information on each program and links to register on B-Rex.





    One Book, One Broomfield is proud to announce this year's lineup of themed programs and events! From making memory boxes to learning henna art, to sharing your family story and learning about others, there is sure to be something for everyone!

    Look to the timeline on the right for more information on each program and links to register on B-Rex.





  • Happy Book Lover's DAY!

    about 1 month ago
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    One Book One Broomfield would like to wish all of our Epic Readers a very happy World Book Lover's Day! What made you fall in love with reading? Tell us YOUR story in our Community Questions section.



    One Book One Broomfield would like to wish all of our Epic Readers a very happy World Book Lover's Day! What made you fall in love with reading? Tell us YOUR story in our Community Questions section.



  • Tickets Available NOW!

    about 2 months ago
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    Tickets for an Evening with Shanthi Sekaran are now available!

    Due to high demand, this will be a FREE, ticketed event. Join One Book for an evening of conversation, Q&A, and community building activities with Lucky Boy author Shanthi Sekaran! http://bit.ly/2OByVBZ

    November 3rd at 7:00 pm in the Broomfield Auditorium





    Tickets for an Evening with Shanthi Sekaran are now available!

    Due to high demand, this will be a FREE, ticketed event. Join One Book for an evening of conversation, Q&A, and community building activities with Lucky Boy author Shanthi Sekaran! http://bit.ly/2OByVBZ

    November 3rd at 7:00 pm in the Broomfield Auditorium



  • Multiple Formats

    about 2 months ago
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    Did you know that Broomfield's One Book selection, Lucky Boy, is available in multiple formats including eBook, audiobook, large print, & Spanish language?

    Get yours in whatever form YOU need at http://broomfield.org/OneBook!


    Did you know that Broomfield's One Book selection, Lucky Boy, is available in multiple formats including eBook, audiobook, large print, & Spanish language?

    Get yours in whatever form YOU need at http://broomfield.org/OneBook!


  • Takeaway Topics

    about 2 months ago

    One Book's main goal is to promote conversation and engagement. Here are some conversation starters for your own reading groups! Check back to the news feed often for more ideas and updates!

    1. In what ways are the two main characters similar or different?
    2. What makes a good role model? Were there good role models in the book?
    3. From the publisher: “Lucky Boy is an emotional journey that will leave you certain of the redemptive beauty of this world. There are no bad guys in this story, no obvious hero.” Do you agree with that?


    One Book's main goal is to promote conversation and engagement. Here are some conversation starters for your own reading groups! Check back to the news feed often for more ideas and updates!

    1. In what ways are the two main characters similar or different?
    2. What makes a good role model? Were there good role models in the book?
    3. From the publisher: “Lucky Boy is an emotional journey that will leave you certain of the redemptive beauty of this world. There are no bad guys in this story, no obvious hero.” Do you agree with that?