To that end, the library is hosting its first-ever city-wide read that looks at what it takes “to think openly and independently – to question our assumptions? We invite you to join us as we grapple with the complicated issues of race in America through two books: Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.’s Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, and James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time.
Register below and read along starting Monday, January 18, and dig deeper by immersing yourself into the local history, music, literature, and politics of the time through a curated selection of material library staff will make available each week. Participate in the library’s book discussions or invite us to facilitate the discussion at your own book club. Library staff will monitor waitlists and schedule additional discussions if needed.