One Book One Littleton

One Book One Littleton is an annual community-wide reading event. Each year, the Bemis Public Library selects a title and author, and encourages all members of the community to read the same book. The library provides opportunities to discuss the book, and engage with the topics it raises through programming and an author keynote.

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They Can’t Take Your Name by Robert Justice

Denver native Robert Justice's debut novel is a story of wrongful conviction, racial injustice, and a daughter’s fight to clear her father’s name. With undertones of jazz and the poetry of Langston Hughes, and set against a Denver that many of us think we know, They Can’t Take Your Name is a powerful elegy to the dream deferred that imprisons us all.

Book cover of They Can't Take Your Name                    Robert Justice author photo

Join the Conversation!
  • They Can’t Take Your Name is available in hard copy and digital formats at Bemis Public Library.
  • Book club kit and discussion questions available for checkout at Bemis.
  • Participate in a guided discussion at the library on September 13 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Writing workshop led by One Book One Littleton author Robert Justice on September 27 at 6:30 p.m. Registration required.
  • Mark your calendar for the author reception and keynote on September 29, 2023. Tickets available September 1 at 9:00 a.m. 

Previous One Book One Littleton Selections

2022: Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country by Pam Houston

2021: The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging by Charles Vogl

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum, Edward Jones, the Credit Union of Colorado, Bradford Auto Body, Ace Hardware of Littleton, community donations and the Bemis Public Library. For information on sponsorship opportunities, email

Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum    Credit Union of Colorado   bradford

Thank you to our proud supporter Edward Jones.

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