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Book Club Sessions will meet in the Conference Room in the Information Services on the specified dates listed. Books may be picked up at the Information Services Desk beginning on the registration dates listed. Registration for this club is limited. Sign-up today! There is no charge for this event.

February 21, 2018 at 11am
Book Available: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

March 21, 2018 at 11am
Book Available: Wednewday, Feb. 21, 2018
Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney

The Long and Faraway Gone is a smart, fiercely compassionate crime story that explores the mysteries of memory and the impact of violence on survivors—and the lengths they will go to find the painful truth of the events that scarred their lives.

In the summer of 1986, two tragedies rocked Oklahoma City. Six movie-theater employees were killed in an armed robbery, while one inexplicably survived. Then, a teenage girl vanished from the annual State Fair. Neither crime was ever solved. Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases quietly echo through survivors’ lives.

“I Am Beautiful”: Life as a Child of Color
Presenter: Sheila Armstead
Wednesday, February 7 | 6:30pm | Bard Room

In this presentation, Ms. Armstead will read excerpts from two books that describe life from the perspective of an African American child living with a disability. She will also lead participants in a creative activity that will help them find the beauty within themselves. We will also have a guest presenter, Chioma Lindo of Jones & Zuri LLC, who will share her book “Beautiful Me”.

Contemporary Issues in
Marginalized Populations
Presenter: Dr. Mengie Parker
Wednesday, February 21 | 6:30pm | Bard Roo

This presentation examines contemporary issues faced by marginalized populations in the United States. The presentation examines the role of globalization in promoting the centralizing of marginalizes peoples. This presentation contains some discussion of international processes, however, the presentation is primarily focused on local activity and opportunities. Special attention is given to problems of economics, representation as well as rights and justice.

Travelin’ Miles:
African American Jazz Composers
Presenter: Ms. Evelyn Gordon
Wednesday, February 28 | 6:30pm | Bard Room

In this presentation, Ms. Gordon will present a short jazz set featuring jazz compositions by African American composers, with brief explanations of the lives of the composers themselves. She will also present some information and music demonstrating the ties to Richmond, Indiana’s role in Jazz history.


Politics of Monuments and Memory After Charlottesville - Round-table Discussion
Thursday, February 22
6:30pm in the Bard Room

Join in our round-table discussion with the IU East Political Science Faculty
Dr. Kristoffer Rees
Dr. Chera LaForge
Dr. E. Scott Lee

•Why have Confederate monuments around the United States recently become sites of political protest?
•What can stakeholders do to decide what “should” be done with these types of monuments?
•What can be learned about memorializing the past from the experiences

After the recent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the status of Confederate monuments around the United States has become controversial. In this round-table discussion, three political scientists from Indiana University East discuss the role of war memorials in shaping public memory and how monuments can become politicized. Case studies discussed range from the United States to countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The round-table will offer the opportunity for an open discussion about lessons to be learned from these examples and potential resolutions to monument controversies.

Free and open to the public.

Who's Got Game? A casual event for Teens
The second Wednesday of the month at 5:00PM
Watch Anime, play Dungeons and Dragon, play Wii or other board games that are provided in the Teen Room. Snacks will be provided. Activities are created by request - let us know what you want to do. Meets on the second of every month.

Storytimes for Kids

Storytimes run from January - May and September - December.
(no storytimes June - Mid August)
No registration is required to attend. This is a free program.

Wigglers (0-24 months) -Tuesdays at 10:00 am
This program runs Mid August through May
Build a love of reading and develop social skills. Lasts around 20-30 minutes!

Alphabet Adventures (2-5 year olds) - Wednesdays at 10:00am
This program runs Mid August through May
Talk! Sing! Paint! Play! Listen to a story! Learn about the alphabet and more. Join Ms. Nancy - It's an adventure! Lasts about 35-45 minutes!

Evening Storytime (3-5 yrs) - Thursdays at 5:30 pm
This program runs Mid August through May
A hands-on creative discovery of books, crafts, and fun. Lasts about 35-45 minutes!

Music and Movement (2-5 year olds) - Thursdays at 10 am
This program runs Mid August through May
Enhance reading readiness and physical literacy with stories, music, and more! Lasts about 35-45 minutes!







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