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Thank you for supporting our October 2011 Sweet Reads events!
Please stay tuned for details about future Sweet Reads...
and check out pictures from this fall here!


The Literacy Council of Prince George's County ended October on a sweet note with more than 100 supporters gathering at Barnes & Noble – Bowie Town Center as Kake Korner’s cupcakes; local authors Jill Cloud, Erica Kennedy, Hollis Lashley, Urenna Okoye, and Gabrielle Williams; and avid readers Gayle Cox, Notashia Thomas, Dr. Talita Jordan-Miller, Nurse Sharrief McGee, and Dr. Jackie Martin took their places at center stage for our fall 2011 Sweet Reads events. 

One-part book discussion and one-part dessert sampling, Sweet Reads is a series of intimate gatherings designed to celebrate a passion for reading and a penchant for sweets.  The October Sweet Reads events featured discussions including candid parenting advice with Jill Cloud, author of the forthcoming How to Raise A Doctor: Leading Them To Their Promised Land Without Losing Yourself Along the Way; life-lessons gleaned by three medical "divas" from the pages of My Mother's Rules, The Poisonwood Bible, and The Shack;  and encouraging an early love of reading and writing with child authors Urenna Okoye (9), Gabrielle Williams (11) and their moms. 

Kake Korner, the Laurel-based bakery, provided more than 120 cupcakes for the five Sweet Reads events held between October 16 and October 22.  The icing on  the cake, however, was the support that was raised for the Literacy Council -- with Barnes & Noble donating a percentage of in-store and online sales that week and new volunteers pledging to seize opportunities to promote adult literacy in Prince George's County. 

To learn more about how you can support adult literacy, please visit www.literacycouncil.org/give

About Sweet Reads

You know there’s nothing yummier than sinking your teeth into layers upon layers of creamy, sweet, frosting sitting atop a delectable, moistly-baked treat. And here at the Literacy Council of Prince George’s County, we know there's nothing more fulfilling than sinking your teeth into an inspiring, romantic, or suspenseful good read. Can you imagine what happens when the two come together? We have an opportunity to make a difference!

The Literacy Council is pleased to invite you to Sweet Reads, a series of intimate gatherings designed to celebrate our passion for reading and our penchant for sweets. Sweet Reads pairs authors and local bakers together to create evenings of indulgence for bookworms and foodies, all while raising awareness about low adult literacy and local programs that help stem the problem.

Literacy Council programs are supported in part by funding from Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation,  and the U.S. Department of Education.

We are an equal opportunity employer, M/F, handicapped, veterans. We provide educational programs to all persons within our capabilities, regardless of gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation or handicapped status. Hearing impaired individuals may contact us through Maryland Relay system by dialing 711

The Literacy Council is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is tax deductible for the fair market value. A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request by contacting the Literacy Council of Prince George's County, MD, Inc., 6532 Adelphi Road, Suite 101, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401 for the cost of copying and postage.

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