Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Fridays

Friday, June 4

11:00 am - 11:30 am

To sign up for this or any of our upcoming children’s events, click here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching. Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

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First Friday Book Discussion: Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge

First Friday Book Discussion: Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge

First Friday Book Discussion: Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge

First Friday of the month

Friday, June 4

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Don’t let social distancing prevent you from discussing a great book with your neighbors! Download Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge on Hoopla (free with your Blackstone Library card), then meet up with us via zoom for a live book discussion on June 4th.

Coming of age in a free Black community in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson is all too aware that her purposeful mother, a practicing physician, has a vision for their future together: Libertie is to go to medical school and practice alongside her. But Libertie, drawn more to music than science, feels stifled by her mother’s choices and is hungry for something else—is there really only one way to have an autonomous life? And she is constantly reminded that, unlike her light-skinned mother, Libertie will not be able to pass for white. When a young man from Haiti proposes to Libertie and promises she will be his equal on the island, she accepts, only to discover that she is still subordinate to him and all men. As she tries to parse what freedom actually means for a Black woman, Libertie struggles with where she might find it—for herself and for generations to come.

Registration is required to receive a link to this online event. Click here to register.

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