Gaston County Public Library

Watershed Moments Statewide Read - Now through April 22, 2021

"Watershed Moments" Statewide Read  - Now through April 22, 2021

North Carolina Humanities is sponsoring the Statewide Read "Watershed Moments," featuring DRY by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman (YA fic) and THE WATER KNIFE by Paolo Bacigalupi (AF). Gaston County Public Library is proud to have been selected as a participating organization.

Join the conversation!

For the next few months while we read DRY and THE WATER KNIFE, we can talk about ideas we find in the novel on the library's Facebook page: Look for a new post on Mondays! #NCWatershedMoments

Limited copies of each book are available for free at the Reference Desk on the upper floor of the Main Library. For information, e-mail:, or call 704-868-2164 option 2.  Registration is required.


DRY  by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman 

Young Adult Fiction

When the tap runs dry, what happens next?








     THE WATER KNIFE  by Paolo Bacigalupi

     Mature themes, situations & language. May not be suitable for some readers.

     When water is more valuable than gold . . .








This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of  the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the North Carolina Humanities. 

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