San Rafael Public Library

Monday Night Reading/Discussion Group

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When:
September 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
2017-09-11T18:30:00-07:00
2017-09-11T19:30:00-07:00
Where:
Library Meeting Room
1100 E St
San Rafael, CA 94901
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Reference Desk
415-485-3321

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.

2018

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
KathaPollitt

Lepore, Jill. The Woman Card. New Yorker 6/27/16
JillLepore

Gay, Roxane. Bad Feminist. Virginia Quarterly Review Fall 2012 pp 88-95
RoxaneGay

Roiphe, Katie. “The Other Whisper Network: How Twitter Feminism is Bad for Women.” Harpers Magazine, March 2018 pp. 25-32.
KatieRiophe

Solnit, Rebecca. “Nobody Knows.” Harpers Magazine March 2018 pp. 1-5.
RebeccaSolnit

Buck, Pearl. “America’s Medieval Women.” Harpers Magazine August 1938 pp 225-232.
PearlSBuck

Anthony, Susan B. The Status of Woman, Past, present, and Futre 8/1/17 p. 901
SusanBAnthony

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