Monday Night Reading/Discussion Group
1100 E St
San Rafael, CA 94901
The Downtown library has a book club that meets on the 1st or 2nd Monday of the month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Library Meeting Room.
We read shorter classics, contemporary short stories, poems, articles, essays, plays, excerpts, and…? Participants have input on future readings.
January 8 (January 1st is New Years Day holiday)
Four Short Pieces in Honor of Martin Luther King’s Birthday:
The Battle Royale from Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Growing Up Colored by Henry Louis Gates
The First Day by Edward P. Jones
Everyday use by Alice Walker
February 12 – Farwell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakasuki Houston & James D. Houston
March 12 – Essays: Feminism Past & Present
March is Women’s History Month. We’ll be reading a selection of essays from Susan B. Anthony, Jill Lapore, Katha Pollitt, Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, Pearl S. Buck, Katie Piophe.
Copies of the selections are available at the reference desk or online below:
Politt, Katha. Feminism for All. The Nation 3/13/17 pp 6-8
Lepore, Jill. The Woman Card. New Yorker 6/27/16
Gay, Roxane. Bad Feminist. Virginia Quarterly Review Fall 2012 pp 88-95
Roiphe, Katie. “The Other Whisper Network: How Twitter Feminism is Bad for Women.” Harpers Magazine, March 2018 pp. 25-32.
Solnit, Rebecca. “Nobody Knows.” Harpers Magazine March 2018 pp. 1-5.
Buck, Pearl. “America’s Medieval Women.” Harpers Magazine August 1938 pp 225-232.
Anthony, Susan B. The Status of Woman, Past, present, and Futre 8/1/17 p. 901