Read Together Diamond Bar

The final event for RTDB will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2 to 3 pm where the winners of the annual student Essay Writing Contest:  How a Book Changed My Life will be announced. Essay Contest applications are available at the Diamond Bar Library and all entries are due on Tuesday, October 31. Submissions can be mailed or dropped off at the Diamond Bar Library.

Crime fiction author Carl Vonderau ( will be the guest speaker on November 18. Mr. Vonderau’s new book Saving Myles will be published in August.


Read Together Diamond Bar (RTDB) is an annual program that takes place in October to unite people of all ages and backgrounds by reading the same book.  The Friends always select three books for RTDB: a book for adults, another targeted for young adult readers, and a third book suitable for children, with all three books sharing a common theme.

In addition to encouraging the community to read a particular book and to participate and share in engaging discussions, the Friends produce a month-long series of activities at the Library throughout October.

Finally, RTDB concludes with a weekend afternoon presentation and discussion by an author. Each year, the author discussion event that concludes RTDB draws enthusiastic crowds, a fitting conclusion to a month-long series of opportunities for readers to learn, share and celebrate their joy in reading.