About “One Book One Lake”

During the summer of 2009, the public libraries of the five communities situated around Candlewood Lake – Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford and Sherman – worked together to provide the area’s first regional common read program.  Called One Book, One Lake, that summer program consisted of more than 30 programs which focused on Bill Bryson’s book about his attempt to walk the Appalachian Trail, A Walk in the Woods .

This biennial event returns this June and July, and this year’s book is The Killer Angels , the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the battle of Gettysburg by Michael Shaara.  Once again, the same five public libraries have prepared a variety of programs that will not only acknowledge the book, but also commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.

One Book One Lake wishes to thank these supporters and participants:

Sponsors and Supporters:

Praxair
New Fairfield Community Thrift Shop, Inc.
Union Savings Bank
Ellen Knowles Harcourt Foundation
Friends of New Milford Public Library, Inc.
Friends of The Brookfield Library
The Friends of the New Fairfield Public Library
Friends of the Danbury Library
La Quinta Inns & Suites of Danbury
New Fairfield Historical Society
Barn Gallery and Frame Shop of New Fairfield
Webster Bank

We also thank these participating local organizations:

Sherman Historical Society
Naromi Land Trust
Sherman Chamber Ensemble
New Fairfield Veterans Association
New Fairfield Senior Center
Brookfield Senior Center
Brookfield Museum & Historical Society