Looking for a legit book club where people actually talk about the book? Join us for Collingswood Reads, the Collingswood Public Library’s very own Book Club!
Adults and teens are welcome to gather in the library’s Peter Childs meeting room to discuss the monthly book pick, meet neighbors, and munch on snacks. We read a variety of genres, including mystery, fantasy, historical fiction, and science fiction, not to mention selections from nonfiction. We invite you to come share your thoughts and hear others’ perspectives as well.
Book club meets once a month, typically the fourth Wednesday of the month, from 7-8 PM. To check the schedule, which occasionally varies due to holidays, ask our staff or visit the library’s events calendar at www.collingswoodlib.org/eventcalendar.
Our next book:
Collingswood Reads book club meets on Wednesday, June 27th at 7pm. Join us to discuss Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward.
Jojo is thirteen years old and trying to understand what it means to be a man. He doesn’t lack in fathers to study, chief among them his Black grandfather, Pop. But there are other men who complicate his understanding of manhood, such as his absent White father, Michael, who is being released from prison.
When Jojo’s father is released from prison, his family drive to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary. At Parchman, Jojo meets the teenage ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about legacies, about violence, about love.
Here’s what’s on deck:
More coming soon!
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