NEA Big Read Book Discussion: "Into the Beautiful North"

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: "Into the Beautiful North"

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Explore the world of Nayeli and learn about contemporary immigration issues with Bridget Optholt.  An adventure-filled novel with unforgettable characters and radiant prose, "Into the Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea tells the story of nineteen-year-old Nayeli who finds herself on a quest to bring back her father and other men to repopulate her small Mexican Village.  She sees the American movie "Magnificent Seven" and decides to head north and bring back some men.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Words on Wednesday: Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

Words on Wednesday: Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Learn about Hamilton's arduous journey and her success as a chef which
led her to win the "Best Chef NYC" award by the James Beard Foundation. Follow her life path from her childhood rural
kitchen; her excursions in France, Turkey, and Greece; all the way to her own

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Words on Wednesday: 'Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi

Words on Wednesday: 'Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Gyasi's book is one of enormous sweep and emotional power that traces two, 18th century, Ghana-born half-sisters, Effia and Esi's and their descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, the slave trade and British colonization and into America. Explore the remarkable world of Effia and Esi.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
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Wednesday Writers' Word Feast

Wednesday Writers' Word Feast

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

A writers' group for adult and teen fiction writers of all types and genres. Bring your lunch, your words to share, and your words yet to be written. If you're new, bring a bit of flash fiction you are proud of (1,000 words or less) to introduce yourself to the group.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Wednesday Writers' Word Feast

Wednesday Writers' Word Feast

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

A writers' group for adult and teen fiction writers of all types and genres. Bring your lunch, your words to share, and your words yet to be written. If you're new, bring a bit of flash fiction you are proud of (1,000 words or less) to introduce yourself to the group.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Wednesday Writers' Word Feast

Wednesday Writers' Word Feast

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

A writers' group for adult and teen fiction writers of all types and genres. Bring your lunch, your words to share, and your words yet to be written. If you're new, bring a bit of flash fiction you are proud of (1,000 words or less) to introduce yourself to the group.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Wednesday Writers' Word Feast

Wednesday Writers' Word Feast

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

A writers' group for adult and teen fiction writers of all types and genres. Bring your lunch, your words to share, and your words yet to be written. If you're new, bring a bit of flash fiction you are proud of (1,000 words or less) to introduce yourself to the group.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Wednesday Writers' Word Feast

Wednesday Writers' Word Feast

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

A writers' group for adult and teen fiction writers of all types and genres. Bring your lunch, your words to share, and your words yet to be written. If you're new, bring a bit of flash fiction you are proud of (1,000 words or less) to introduce yourself to the group.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room
Wednesday Writers' Word Feast

Wednesday Writers' Word Feast

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

A writers' group for adult and teen fiction writers of all types and genres. Bring your lunch, your words to share, and your words yet to be written. If you're new, bring a bit of flash fiction you are proud of (1,000 words or less) to introduce yourself to the group.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

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