Library, college focus on ‘The Pact’

The Wellesley Free Library is partnering with Massachusetts Bay Community College to encourage area residents to read a popular nonfiction book about civic engagement. The townwide Wellesley Reads Together program and MassBay’s One Book campaign are both promoting “The Pact,’’ a New York Times bestselling memoir. It explores three African-American doctors’ days as students at a magnet high school in Newark, where a presentation had led to a promise by the three friends to help one another succeed. The book’s authors — Rameck Hunt, Sampson Davis, and George Jenkins — have appeared on “Today“ and “The Oprah Winfrey Show,’’ and have also been featured in a New York Times article. Their book will be the focus of several free events and discussions for participants in the reading program, according to the library. For more information, visit Wellesley Free Library’s website, www.wellesleyfreelibrary.org.