Two Towns-One Book: Clifton Park & Halfmoon Read

Two Towns-One Book: Clifton Park & Halfmoon Read

A program of the Friends of the Library

A non-profit organization that supports the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library


The Voters’ Choice 2017


Historical Biographical Novel

by Echo Heron

Basing her story on a recently discovered cache of letters written between 1888 and 1944, New York Times bestselling author Echo Heron artfully blends fact with fiction to draw the reader into the remarkable life of one of America’s most prolific and extraordinary women artists: Clara Wolcott Driscoll, the hidden genius behind the iconic Tiffany lamps.

“It is heartbreaking that Clara did not get any of the recognition she so richly deserved during her lifetime. This book ‘rights’ that wrong in compelling fashion. It’s a remarkable story and a terrific read.” – lizard (Amazon customer review)

 Community Activities begin in January 2017.

Click here for the book trailer.


Click here to read about the Final Five Contenders

two-weeks-left-to-vote-16Final Five Contenders:

Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grisson

Hidden America by Jeanne Marie Laskas

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

Noon at Tiffany’s by Echo Heron

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Larson


September 15: Contenders Revealed…Voting Began for our 2017 Community Read

Two Lindas: Linda Conklin, Chair of TTOB with Linda Fox, Chair of the Book Selection Committee

Two Lindas: Linda Conklin, Chair of TTOB with Linda Fox, Chair of the Book Selection Committee

Your votes were requested once again as Two Towns-One Book announced and displayed the Final Five Contenders for our 6th community read season during the Annual Library Budget Vote and Trustee Election at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library and here on our website on September 15.

The Selection Committee narrowed the nominations to five great reads. Thank you for your votes and help in choosing the perfect book for 2017.

 Voting is now closed.

The winner will be announced  November 7. Community activities begin in January.


Click here to revisit our fifth season celebrating THE MARTIAN.

Click here for 2016 Kids Read, Too!


Neighboring Community Reads

To see what our neighboring communities are reading visit: Saratoga Reads! and One County One Book (Schenectady)


The TTOB year long program includes the following components:

▪   Book Nominations: January-May

▪   Select Contenders: June-August

▪   Vote for the final Selection: September -October

▪   Announce THE BOOK: November

▪   Community Activities: January-May


How Can I Get involved?

▪   We invite volunteers to work on sub-committees and events. Sub-committees include: Book Selection, Book Readers, Public Relations, Events, Fundraising, and Kids Read, Too! Contact Us.

▪   Get the BOOK! Check out a copy of the selected book or purchase your own copy at your local bookstore. The title will be available at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library in hardback, paperback and audio format. This title will also available as a Book Club in a Bag version, for book clubs wishing to check out multiple copies at once!

▪   Read! Join your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors in reading the same book – together!

▪   Register your Book Club. We are happy to include book clubs from the surrounding area. Read more in About Us.

▪   Attend our related programs. See Events.

▪   Check out our web pages weekly and watch for the official schedule of events in January!

▪   Sign up to receive e-mail updates about TTOB related programs and events.

▪   Attend a Community Book Discussion. Official Discussion Questions for your own book group will also be available on the website.

▪   Become a Sponsor.

▪   Contact Us. Or contact Linda Conklin, Chairwoman of TTOB, at

Please Support Our Sponsors!


Our goal is to bring people in our community together through the shared reading and discussion of a common book. Our choices inspire rich discussion and community activities and encourage younger readers to participate through companion books and related activities.