Tough Topics Book Club

Adults 18+ | Virtual Discussion (Zoom) | Thursday, April 22 | 7–8:30 p.m.

Jacket cover of the book She Said

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness month, the library is partnering with staff from Bolton Refuge House and the Family Support Center to host a discussion of Jodi Kantor’s She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement. Registration required!

Copies of the title are available for request through the library’s catalog here, including large print, e-book and e-audiobook versions available through Wisconsin’s Digital Library.

If you have any questions, please call 715-839-5004 or email librarian@eauclaire.lib.wi.us.

We hope you will be able to join the discussion. Please remember that self-care is essential when engaging in difficult subjects. We encourage you to take breaks and utilize self-care throughout this program. If at any point you wish not to continue for your own well-being, that is ok, we are all at different points on our journey. Please feel free to reach out if you would like to talk or find more resources, but in case of a more urgent issue here are some crisis lines and supports.

    • In case of an emergency please contact 911
    • For a mental health crisis contact Northwest Connections 888-552-6642
    • Text HOPELINE TO 741741
    • Family Support Center to speak to a sexual assault advocate 715-723-1138
    • Bolton Refuge House to speak to a domestic violence and sexual assault advocate 715-834-9578

Upcoming Titles

No House to Call My Home: Love, Family, and Other Transgressions
by Ryan Berg

June 2021  | 7–8:30 p.m. | Virtual Discussion (Zoom) | Registration will open in May

In this lyrical debut, Ryan Berg immerses readers in the gritty, dangerous, and shockingly underreported world of homeless LGBTQ teens in New York. As a caseworker in a group home for disowned LGBTQ teenagers, Berg witnessed the struggles, fears, and ambitions of these disconnected youth as they resisted the pull of the street, tottering between destruction and survival. 

Eight copies of the title will be available to participants. Others wishing to join the discussion with their own copy can contact Information & Reference staff at 715-839-5004.

Register for Tough Topics Book Club

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Virtual Discussion (Zoom)

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