Library Book Clubs

Classics and Contemporary

Classics & Contemporary is currently a virtual book club. Use the links in the description below to register for the event and receive further information.

Tuesday, January 12, 10:30 am

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy by John Le Carre

British Secret Service Agent George Smiley has discovered a Soviet mole has penetrated the highest level of British Intelligence and has already exposed some of the most vital secret operations and most productive networks. Smiley must now use his lifetime's work of espionage skills to ferret out a spy who is under the direction of Karla, his Moscow Centre nemesis.

Copies of the book are available at the library. Additionally, ebook and eaudiobook copies are available on both the Digital Library of Illinois.

Registration will close two hours before the program begins and registrants will receive a link to join shortly thereafter.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tuesday, February 9, 10:30 am

The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

We will be discussing The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton. Former slave Josephine is the proud owner of a farm in 1924. She begins a tentative friendship with a white woman named Charlotte, one that jeopardizes Josephine's family. Ava, a single mother, is Josephine's modern-day descendent. When she loses her job, she moves in with her white grandmother whose behavior becomes erratic and threatening. Although separated by almost a century, Josephine and Ava's stories begin to converge, exploring the power of relationships, the dangers that can destroy them, and generational legacies.

Copies of the book are available at the library. Additionally, ebook and eaudiobook copies are available on both the Digital Library of Illinois.

Registration will close two hours before the program begins and registrants will receive a link to join shortly thereafter.

Revisioners

League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

LWV/WPL Book Group is currently a virtual book club. Use the links in the description below to register for the event and receive further information.

Wednesday, January 27, 11 am

Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow

We will be discussing Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow. Saslow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, tells the powerful story of Derek Black, a former white nationalist who changed his heart and mind. The son of the founder of Stormfront, the largest racist community on the Internet, and the godson of David Duke, Derek was considered "the leading light" of the growing white nationalist movement at only 19. While attending college, his identity was revealed to the mostly liberal student body and he faced fierce backlash for his beliefs. But there were also students who reached out to him, and through those relationships, he began to question the science, history, and prejudices behind his worldview for the first time. With great empathy, Saslow asks what Derek Black's story can tell us about America's increasingly divided nature.

Copies of the book are available at the library. Additionally, ebook and eaudiobook copies are available on both the Digital Library of Illinois.

Registration will close two hours before the program begins and registrants will receive a link to join shortly thereafter.

Rising Out of Hatred

 

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