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 15 at 6:30 p.m. We’ll talk about the book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. The book club meets at Langston Centre, located at 315 Elm Street in Johnson City.
Between the World and Me is “a mix of lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, essayistic argument, and reportage. Coates provides readers a thrillingly illuminating new framework for understanding race: its history, our contemporary dilemma, and where we go from here” (Spiegel & Grau, 2015).
Registration is required for Seekers Book Club; 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 Langston 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 really wonderful.”
“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 monthly book discussion group.”
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