Book to Action

The Book-to-Action program is a variation on the traditional library book group—it offers participants not only the opportunity to collectively read and discuss a book, but also to put their newfound knowledge into action by engaging in a community service project or activity related to the book's topic. 

For the 2018 Book to Action program the Lake County Library selected Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown. Braving the Wilderness explores the disconnectedness many in society feel today. The author, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, contends that the only way to develop a sense of true belonging is to truly and courageously be your authentic self. In her book, she mixes research and personal stories to detail four steps to accomplish true belonging: moving in, being civil, holding hands with strangers and having a strong front, soft back.

Get your free copy of the book, Braving the Wilderness, from any branch of the Lake County Library starting March 6th and then join in the events and discussions going on throughout the month of April! Books are available only while supplies last, but if you aren't able to get your hands on a free copy, you can still check out the book, ebook, audiobook, or downloadable audiobook from the library by clicking here to search our library catalog. 

Read the book, download the activity calendar, and participate in our book discussions and workshops on every Saturday in April!

2018 Schedule

Book Discussion - Lakeport
Come discuss the book April 7th—2:00PM
Lakeport Branch
1425 N High Street, Lakeport

Book Discussion – Upper Lake
Come discuss the book
April 7th—2:00PM
Upper Lake Branch
310 Second Street, Upper Lake

Book Discussion – Middletown
Come discuss the book
April 7th—2:00PM
Middletown Branch
21256 Washington Street, Middletown

Book Discussion – Clearlake
Come discuss the book
April 7th—2:00PM
Redbud Branch
14785 Burns Valley Rd, Clearlake

TED Talk Screening - Brené Brown "The Power of Vulnerability"
Hear the author of Braving the Wilderness speak in this screening of her famous TED Talk
April 14th—2PM
Lakeport Branch
1425 N High Street, Lakeport

"Braving the Wilderness" with JoAnn Saccato
Come participate in a discussion of the book with local author JoAnn Saccato
April 21st—2PM
Lakeport Branch
1425 N High Street, Lakeport

"Hold Hands with Strangers" Community Discussion
Come hold hands with strangers and participate in a meaningful community discussion
April 28th—2PM
Lakeport Branch
1425 N High Street, Lakeport


Book to Action is a program of the California Center for the Book, under the auspices of the California Library Association, and is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.