Attending Common Reading and university events is a great way to get the most out of the program, and perhaps earn credit toward grades in classes. One of the main goals of the Common Reading Program is to stimulate critical thinking and conversations around topics raised in a single book. That is why you will use the book across courses in different disciplines in fall and spring semesters. However, engaging the book beyond the classroom is also important. Accordingly, the Common Reading program and many of our campus partner programs host a number of no-cost public events, lectures, and film showings related to the book. It’s fun and interesting to attend these events, plus you’ll gain resources to better understand issues in the common reading book from a variety of perspectives.