Seekers Book Club: Reading African American Literature with Langston Centre

Your Library partners with Langston Centre to offer a book discussion group focused primarily on African American literature. The group is called Seekers Book Club.

The next discussion is on Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. We’ll talk about the classic novel “Go Tell It on the Mountain” by James Baldwin. The book club meets in Langston Centre’s gymnasium (located at 315 Elm Street in Johnson City).

Registration is required; call Langston at (423) 434-5785 to sign up. The first 10 people to register get a free copy of the book to keep, so sign up today! You can pick up the book at the Centre after registering.

Faye Rutledge, the organizer and facilitator of Seekers Book Club, sees this group as a way to encourage people “to examine the diversity of culture and history that continues to be part of our society.” The group reads both classic and contemporary works by African American authors.

JCPL Adult Services Manager Lisa Krekelberg says, “Our Library users love book discussions, so expanding those conversations out into the community through this partnership with Langston Centre is so exciting.”

“Langston Centre is a major part of our city’s history and future, as well as one of the Library’s closest neighborhood organizations,” Lisa says. “So we love working with them on this ongoing book discussion series.”

Hear more from Faye and Lisa about the Seekers Book Club.

This Seekers Book Club is happening during our Summer Reading Program, which is for all ages and runs from June 1-July 22. Click here to sign up for Summer Reading!

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