September 8 – MANCHESTER – One Book, One Town, a city-wide reading program that encourages community building through a shared reading experience and discussions has selected “The Other Black Girl” as this year’s novel.
Fellicia Ayers, Race and Equity Facilitator for the Manchester Board of Education, will lead a special Check ‘Em Out Book Club discussion of “The Other Black Girl” on Monday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Whiton Branch Library, 100 North Main St. No registration is necessary for this free event for adults.
The book explores the chaos that unfolds when two young black women meet in the stark whiteness of book publishing in New York City.
Eastern Arts Center
VERNON — The ACE Book Club meets Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Amor Towles’ “Rules of Civility.”
Set in New York City in 1938, “Rules of Civility” tells the story of a pivotal year in the life of a 25-year-old hardliner named Katey Kontent.
Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, an invigorating wit and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of new society. -yorker in search of a better future.
Readers who are new to the ACE Book Club and wish to attend the September meeting should email: [email protected] prior to the meeting.