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Griot African-American Book Discussion

Ordinary Light: A Memoir by Tracy K. Smith

2020-01-21 18:30:00 2020-01-21 19:45:00 America/Chicago Griot African-American Book Discussion Griot features books by African-American authors. January's selection: Ordinary Light: A Memoir by Tracy K. Smith. Eola Road Branch

Tuesday, January 21
6:30pm - 7:45pm

Add to Calendar 2020-01-21 18:30:00 2020-01-21 19:45:00 America/Chicago Griot African-American Book Discussion Griot features books by African-American authors. January's selection: Ordinary Light: A Memoir by Tracy K. Smith. Eola Road Branch

Eola Road Branch

Eola 108 Small Meeting Room

Griot features books by African-American authors. January's selection: Ordinary Light: A Memoir by Tracy K. Smith.

Monthly book discussion featuring works by African-American authors. For copies of the book, pick up a copy at Eola Road Branch Adult Reference desk (2nd floor), or contact Becky Clark at 630-264-3420.

Book description:

The dazzling memoir from U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, author of Wade in the Water and Life on Mars. Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Denver Post, and Oprah.com. In Ordinary Light, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Tracy K. Smith tells her remarkable story, giving us a quietly potent memoir that explores her coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. Here is the story of a young artist struggling to fashion her own understanding of belief, loss, history, and what it means to be black in America.

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Eola Road Branch

Phone: 630-264-3400
Fax: 630-898-5220
Branch manager
Becky Clark

Hours
Mon, Jan 13 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jan 14 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jan 15 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jan 16 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jan 17 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jan 18 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jan 19 12:00PM to 6:00PM

About the branch

This branch shares the Eola Community Center buiding with the Fox Valley Park District. It offers a quiet reading room with a fireplace, study rooms and a family computer lab. The Eola Road Branch has public meeting rooms that may be used for community programs. 

 

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