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

The South Side by Natalie Y. Moore

2022-10-18 18:30:00 2022-10-18 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. October's selection: The South Side by Natalie Y. Moore. Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

Tuesday, October 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-18 18:30:00 2022-10-18 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. October's selection: The South Side by Natalie Y. Moore. 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. October's selection: The South Side by Natalie Y. Moore.

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:

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation

Mayors Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel have touted and promoted Chicago as a "world class city." The skyscrapers kissing the clouds, the billion-dollar Millennium Park, Michelin-rated restaurants, pristine lake views, fabulous shopping, vibrant theater scene, downtown flower beds and stellar architecture tell one story. Yet, swept under the rug is the stench of segregation that compromises Chicago. The Manhattan Institute dubs Chicago as one of the most segregated big cities in the country. Though other cities - including Cleveland, Los Angeles, and Baltimore - can fight over that mantle, it's clear that segregation defines Chicago. And unlike many other major U.S. cities, no one race dominates. Chicago is divided equally into black, white, and Latino, each group clustered in their various turfs. In this intelligent and highly important narrative, Chicago-native Natalie Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation on the South Side of Chicago through reported essays, showing the life of these communities through the stories of people who live in them. The South Side shows the important impact of Chicago's historic segregation - and the ongoing policies that keep it that way.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

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, Sep 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 30 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 02 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

Tue, Sep 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Tue, Sep 27, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Facebook Live

Tue, Sep 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

Tue, Sep 27, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
West Branch - Meeting Room

Wed, Sep 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Thu, Sep 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Santori Library - S218 - Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Technology Lab
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Sat, Oct 01, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Santori Library - E101 - John C. Dunham Atrium

Sun, Oct 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Eola Road Branch - Eola Adult Quiet Reading Room

Wed, Oct 05, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Zoom or Facebook Live

Sun, Oct 09, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
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Mon, Oct 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

Tue, Oct 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Tue, Oct 11, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
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Wed, Oct 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Wed, Oct 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
West Branch - Meeting Room

Wed, Oct 12, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Eola Road Branch Large Meeting Room and Facebook Live