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Griot African-American Book Discussion

Old in Art School by Nell Painter

2021-04-20 18:30:00 2021-04-20 19:30:00 America/Chicago Griot African-American Book Discussion The Griot Book Discussion features books by African-American authors. Meets virtually via Zoom on the third Tuesday of the month. April's selection: Old in Art School by Nell Painter. Zoom

Tuesday, April 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-04-20 18:30:00 2021-04-20 19:30:00 America/Chicago Griot African-American Book Discussion The Griot Book Discussion features books by African-American authors. Meets virtually via Zoom on the third Tuesday of the month. April's selection: Old in Art School by Nell Painter. Zoom

The Griot Book Discussion features books by African-American authors. Meets virtually via Zoom on the third Tuesday of the month. April's selection: Old in Art School by Nell Painter.

Monthly book discussion featuring works by African-American authors. Email group facilitator Becky Clark at rclark@aurorapubliclibrary.org for the Zoom link and more information.

Book description:

Following her retirement from Princeton University, celebrated historian Dr. Nell Irvin Painter surprised everyone in her life by returning to school--in her sixties--to earn a BFA and MFA in painting. In Old in Art School, she travels from her beloved Newark to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design; finds meaning in the artists she loves, even as she comes to understand how they may be undervalued; and struggles with the unstable balance between the pursuit of art and the inevitable, sometimes painful demands of a life fully lived.

How are women and artists seen and judged by their age, looks, and race? What does it mean when someone says, “You will never be an artist”? Who defines what an artist is and all that goes with such an identity, and how are these ideas tied to our shared conceptions of beauty, value, and difference?

Bringing to bear incisive insights from two careers, Painter weaves a frank, funny, and often surprising tale of her move from academia to art in this "glorious achievement--bighearted and critical, insightful and entertaining. This book is a cup of courage for everyone who wants to change their lives" (Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage).

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Reading and Literacy | General Interest |

TAGS: | Book Club |

Eola Road Branch

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

Hours
Mon, May 10 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, May 11 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, May 12 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 13 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 14 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sat, May 15 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, May 16 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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. 

 

Contact Becky

Upcoming events

Tue, May 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Discord

Thu, May 13, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Virtual - Recorded Video

Thu, May 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual

Thu, May 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
virtual via Zoom

Thu, May 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Event on Zoom - Evento Virtual por Zoom

Fri, May 14, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Virtual

Mon, May 17, 3:00pm - 3:05pm
Virtual

Mon, May 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Eola Road Branch - APLD Adult/Teen Zoom Room

Tue, May 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Eola Road Branch - APLD Children's Zoom Room

Tue, May 18, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Wed, May 19, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Santori Library - APLD Adult/Teen Zoom Room

Wed, May 19, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Thu, May 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Thu, May 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Discord

Thu, May 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Santori Library - APLD Adult/Teen Zoom Room

Thu, May 20, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Santori Library - APLD Adult/Teen Zoom Room

Fri, May 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Sun, May 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Tue, May 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, May 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Virtual - Discord