The first of a series of discussions of books by best-selling author Kathy Reichs starts Tuesday with the Columbia County Library's Columbia County Reads Together program.
Reichs is the author of 11 novels featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan.
A forensic anthropologist herself, Reichs uses the scientific study of human remains as a means to solve crimes in her novels.
Her books are the basis for the Fox television series Bones .
"She's fairly well-known," branch librarian Anita Patterson said of Reichs. "We're hoping that will help build our program."
Formerly called the One Book, One Community series, library officials changed it this year to Columbia County Reads Together.
"It's a similar program under a new umbrella," Patterson said.
The events culminate in a discussion and book signing April 18 with Reichs at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center at the library.
Book discussions will be held beginning Tuesday, featuring Reichs' novels Bare Bones and Break No Bones .
As part of the series, teens will focus on Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue , while children taking part in the series will read books on dinosaur digs.
"We're attempting to bring the entire community together using book selections with a unifying theme," Patterson said.
This is the third year the library has conducted a community reading series. The first year featured novelist and poet Judson Mitcham, and thriller writer Steve Berry was the featured author last year.
Bare Bones book discussion
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at the Euchee Creek Library
Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m., at the Columbia County Library
Break No Bones book discussion
March 16, 6:30 p.m., at the Columbia County Library
March 24, 6 p.m., at the Harlem Library
Author visit and book signing with Kathy Reichs
April 18, 7 p.m., at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center
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