By Jeff Murray
It's all part of "The Big Read--Love Medicine," which kicked off Sunday at the Corning skating rink.
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to revitalize the role of reading in popular culture.
Each year, the NEA selects novels as the focus of The Big Read, and this year's book is "Love Medicine" by Louise Erdrich, the story of two Native American families living in North Dakota during the 20th century.
For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Books.