Due to COVID-19, all book club meetings are now being conducted online. 

Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 21, at 7 p.m.

 

This month we are reading “A Burning” by Megha Majumdar.

An opportunistic gym teacher and a starry eyed misfit find the realization of their ambitions tied to the downfall of an innocent Muslim girl who has been wrongly implicated in a terrorist attack.

Request the book.

Please contact Mary to get a link and call-in number to join.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell (summers off). Newcomers are always welcome!






 

Classics Book Club

Wednesday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m.

This month we are reading “Silas Marner” by George Eliot.

Silas Marner, a linen weaver, is wrongly accused of a theft, devastating him and sending him into seclusion. His life takes a favorable turn when he takes an abandoned child into his care. 

The Classics Book Club is now online. For questions, contact Jessica: jessicammagill@hotmail.com.









 

Booked for Lunch

Tuesday, May 4, at noon

Our May book is "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander.

Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow." Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the prestigious NAACP Image Award; and it has spent nearly 250 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Most important of all, it has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexander's unforgettable argument that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." 

The book is available throught Hoopla.


The Booked for Lunch discussion group is facilitated by Library Director, Karen Demers on Zoom. Receive a link by emailing karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org.

 

 

 


Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, May 19, at 7 p.m.

This month's selection is "The Fire Next Time" by James Baldwin.

The powerful evocation of a childhood in Harlem that helped to galvanize the early days of the Civil Rights movement examines the deep consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome! Please contact Mary to get a link and call-in number to join.