BRIDGEPORT — Housatonic Community College will once again participate in the One Book One College program thanks to a grant.

The $2,975 grant comes from the Connecticut Humanities and will allow the college to create a shared reading experience and programming focused around an issue facing the nation.

The book selected will be announced early next year, along with a variety of lectures, writing workshops and a visit by the book’s author, to be held in in connection with the program.

This is the third time Housatonic has participated in the one book program.

“Communities thrive through interaction, and creating connection around important topics that affect us locally and globally helps us all to have a deeper understanding of one another,” said HCC President Paul Broadie. “We’re grateful to Connecticut Humanities for their generous support.”

To learn more about the One Book One College program, contact Jennifer Lutris at

Connecticut Humanities is a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities..