Blake Memorial Library Events & More

We are now going to hold this discussion series online via Zoom. It will still be led by Suzanne Brown. The first discussion in the series will take place on Friday, May 29th @ 4:30 pm. 

This series of stories brings us to present-day consideration of migration, immigration, and refuge.

To register for this first discussion please email Kimberly at khotellingbml@gmail.com and we will send you the link to join.

We will let you know soon when you can pick up the rest of the books in the series from the library. Stay tuned for details.

The discussion dates are as follows:

Friday, May 29th @ 4:30 pm on The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu –

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.

The dates for the following book discussions will be added soon.

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.

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.

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.

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