In the spirit of giving, we are partnering with YPG Cares and the Children's Book Council to host our annual book-drive-and-book-wrapping party! We will have donations from various publishers and you should feel free to bring a book or two of your own. This year, donations will go to two wonderful organizations: Behind the Book, a literacy nonprofit that brings books into the classroom, and Community Caregivers, a volunteer-focused nonprofit in upstate New York with the mission to help neighbors within the community maintain independence.
We all know the power of a good story and its ability to inspire--so head out on November 30th to the Children's Book Council office with a book or two to donate, and help wrap for the children and adults serviced by Behind the Book and Community Caregivers. We're providing the wrapping paper and snacks as we all get together to spread a little holiday cheer through specially gift-wrapped books. There will be wine, music, and a whole lot of yuletide cheer.
Next on the Reading Group list!
Our next selection is Salt Houses by Hala Alyan, a National Reading Group Month 2017 pick! This multi-generational saga of a Palestinian Arab family diaspora is a noteworthy writing debut. We will also be reading A Long Time Gone by Karen White as a comparative. White's novel focuses on the ties that bind three generations of women in a Mississippi Delta family. The discussion will center around the familial and societal conflict that drive both novels.
This event is moderated by Jill Wisoff. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
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