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Griot African-American Book Discussion (In-person or Zoom)

Overground Railroad by Candacy A. Taylor

2022-12-20 18:30:00 2022-12-20 19:30:00 America/Chicago Griot African-American Book Discussion (In-person or Zoom) The Griot Book Discussion features books by African-American authors. Meets in-person or via Zoom on the third Tuesday of the month. December's selection: Overground Railroad by Candacy A. Taylor. Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

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

Add to Calendar 2022-12-20 18:30:00 2022-12-20 19:30:00 America/Chicago Griot African-American Book Discussion (In-person or Zoom) The Griot Book Discussion features books by African-American authors. Meets in-person or via Zoom on the third Tuesday of the month. December's selection: Overground Railroad by Candacy A. Taylor. Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

Eola Road Branch

Eola Large Meeting Room

The Griot Book Discussion features books by African-American authors. Meets in-person or via Zoom on the third Tuesday of the month. December's selection: Overground Railroad by Candacy A. Taylor.

Monthly book discussion featuring works by African-American authors. You now have the option to attend in-person or on Zoom! Please register and choose your attendance option. Zoom links will be emailed out 1 week prior to discussion. Print copies of the book are available for checkout at the Adult Reference Desk on the 2nd floor. Email group facilitator Becky Clark at rclark@aurorapubliclibrary.org for more information.

Book description:

Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America

Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the “black travel guide to America.” At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn’t eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses that were safe for black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and Overground Railroad celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the book and stood up against segregation. It shows the history of the Green Book, how we arrived at our present historical moment, and how far we still have to go when it comes to race relations in America.  A New York Times Notable Book of 2020.

AGE GROUP: | Adults - ages 19+ |

EVENT TYPE: | Reading and Literacy |

TAGS: | Book Club |

Eola Road Branch

Phone: 630-264-4117
Fax: 630-898-5220
Branch manager
Krista Danis

Hours
Mon, Nov 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 30 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 01 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 02 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 03 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 04 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. 

 

Upcoming events

Thu, Dec 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
West Branch - ASD West Zoom Room,Meeting Room

Sat, Dec 03, All day
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Sat, Dec 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Eola Road Branch - Eola Lobby

Sun, Dec 04, All day
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Sun, Dec 04, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
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Fri, Dec 09, 7:30am - 10:00am
Santori Library - N125/N126 Combo

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Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

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