Blake Memorial Library Events & More

This series of stories bring us to present day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge.  Books are available for loan now at the Mini Library (open Wed. 2:00-5:00 pm and Thurs. 9:00 am-Noon).

The discussion dates are as follows:

Friday, March 27th @ 4:30 pm on The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu – THIS FIRST DISCUSSION WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE EAST CORINTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH WHILE THE LIBRARY IS STILL UNDER RENOVATION

A memoir by a former border patrol officer and son of a Mexican immigrant, this work goes well behind today’s headlines, creating lasting images and better understanding.

Friday, April 24th @ 4:30 pm on Crossers by Philip Caputo

A novel about 3 generations of ranchers on the Mexican/ Arizona border. Moving between eras and countries, it illuminates the transborder conflict: Migrants fleeing poverty and terror at great peril and the resultant cost and fear for homeowners.

Friday, May 22nd @ 4:30 pm on Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Collection of short stories about the hardships and dreams of migrants caught between two worlds, that of their Vietnamese homeland and adopted country. Pulitzer-prize winning author‘s family in 1975 became refugees and writes of characters haunted by ghosts.

Friday, June 26th @ 4:30 pm on Exit West by Mohsen Hamid

The Pakistini author has created a compelling, inventive novel that follows two young lovers as they leave a country in civil war. They struggle to not just survive, but to retain their love and a sense of their past as they walk through fantastical doors to new lands.

This series is arranged by the Vermont Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.

ALL BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE TO PICK UP AT THE EAST CORINTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH DURING THE MINI-LIBRARY OPEN HOURS (open Wed. 2:00-5:00 pm and Thurs. 9:00 am-Noon).

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