Reclaiming Your Story

What's your story?

“The power of storytelling is exactly this: to bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled.” – Paulo Coelho

Reclaiming Your Story is a year-long grant to produce events for children through adults that supports community dialogue, embraces lived experiences and local voices, and encourages civic engagement and exploration for those seeking or desiring change. Partnerships and programs will address domestic violence, community diversity, and how we can be agents of change. The final piece to thread these efforts is the creation of a Healing Library containing resources to help individuals feel empowered to navigate periods of conflict and trauma.

Workshops, author talks, traveling exhibits, community reads, and a youth-based literary magazine will expose, inform and facilitate access and advocacy to societal justice, inclusion, and healing. 

This grant-funded series aims to amplify local voices and changemakers through the art of storytelling. We encourage community involvement in both program participation but also suggestion. If you would like to propose a topic, presenter, organization, or format, please complete the Program Suggestion form on the Library’s website.


 Reclaiming Your Story is generously sponsored through a LSTA grant that was awarded from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Reclaiming Your Story Programs

Ongoing Events
Community Read 2022