Forsyth Reads Together will kick off Sunday with an open house at the Cumming library.
The free, all-ages event will feature period music, crafts, food and displays focused on this year’s theme: "The Life and Times of Louisa May Alcott."
Also at the event, which will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., community leaders will perform readings from Alcott works.
Alcott, a nineteenth-century author, is most famous for her novel "Little Women."
She also was an author of romance novels and children’s books, as well as an abolitionist, women’s suffragist and nurse during the Civil War.
Reads Together is an annual Forsyth County Public Library community reading initiative.
The kickoff is the first of seven events planned at all three library branches this summer.
Next up will be a book discussion for "Little Women," which will take place June 21 at the Sharon Forks library.
Other activities include movie screenings, a discussion on literature and philosophy and "visits" from Alcott and Civil War soldiers.
The summer program is also sponsored by two community groups, FCPL Friends & Advocates and Literacy Forsyth.