In keeping with the summer reading theme “An Ocean of Stories,” Carpinteria Community Library is pleased to announce that local author Christian Beamish’s book “The Voyage of the Cormorant” is our pick for a community read. A community read encourages community members to read the same book at the same time, to spark conversation and discussion. “The Voyage of the Cormorant” follows author Beamish on his journey along the remote coast of Baja California in a handmade sailboat. The book is particularly relevant to our post pandemic lives. Self-reliance is a strong theme, as well as loneliness and trust. Thanks to the Friends of the Carpinteria Library, giveaway books may be picked up at the library. The book is also available on the Libby platform in ebook and audiobook formats. Beamish will discuss his book on Sunday, Aug. 20 at the library. Details to come!