Free Cultural Book Club for Clermont County Residents

By: Mary Wolff, Cultural and Linguistic Competence Coordinator

Learning about culture can be fun and FAST TRAC provides a FREE Book Club to residents, families and professionals living or working in Clermont County.  Reading stories or memoirs about other people, places and issues and discussing books with others give participants an enjoyable and challenging way to learn about culture.  Our next selection is “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” by Mitch Albom.  Contact Mary Wolff at 732-5415 for more information.

If books are not your style, consider a movie.  FAST TRAC recently offered a chance to watch The Help via DVD and held a discussion about the movie’s themes of race and its affects on people.  Future training activities planned include viewing the program hosted by John Quinones on ABC, “What Would You Do” or the PBS program “Finding Your Roots,” with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  These television programs offer an opportunity to discuss values, ethics, culture and language issues that further allow individuals to grow in their knowledge of similarities and differences that make up this great country.

Finally, there will be a great opportunity to enjoy music this summer when the City of Cincinnati is host to the World Choir Games, a wonderful opportunity to see world cultures joining together in the universal language of singing/music.  Check out the FAST TRAC website ( for information regarding activities for CLC and trainings, outings, movies, and book clubs.