Melissa Shapiro with Piglet

The Easton Public Library has chosen “Piglet: The Unexpected Story of a Deaf Blind Pink Puppy and His Family” by Melissa Shapiro, DVM, as its 2022 One Book/One Town Community Read.

The author, a traveling veterinarian based out of Westport, will give a presentation, as well as sell and sign books at the Library on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. The snow date is Jan. 29. Shapiro will be joined (via Zoom) by Tricia Fregeau, a Massachusetts teacher who coined the term “Piglet Mindset” and began using it as a teaching tool with her third graders.

Fregeau’s ideas paved the way for a formal Piglet Mindset curriculum. Program attendees will also have the opportunity to meet Piglet in person.

“As soon as I read this book, I knew it was the perfect choice for this year’s One Book/One Town Community Read,” said Library Director Lynn Zaffino. “Not only is it entertaining and inspirational, but it is a local story, which I thought would resonate with our community.”

The library is also planning other related programs, including a Pet Adoption Event in February and a community book discussion in March.

Copies of the book are now available at the library for borrowing and for purchase.

For more information about the book, the author, and Piglet, visit

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