Tough Topics Book Club

Adults 18+ | Virtual Discussion | February 23 | 7-8:30 p.m.

Join our Community Resource Specialist Libby Richter and Reference & Digital Services Librarian Anna Zook for a book discussion that will challenge readers to contemplate difficult subjects in a supported environment. Registration will open January 11. 

Registration for each discussion is limited to eight people to make sure everyone has a copy of the book to read. Once you have registered, library staff will contact you to set up an appointment for you to pick up your copy via our Park & Pickup service. If you don’t need to borrow a copy and would simply like to join in the discussion, please call 715-839-5004 or email librarian@eauclaire.lib.wi.us.

Upcoming Titles

Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg

In Palaces for the People, Eric Klinenberg suggests a way forward. He believes that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, childcare centers, churches, and parks where crucial connections are formed. Interweaving his own research with examples from around the globe, Klinenberg shows how “social infrastructure” is helping to solve some of our most pressing societal challenges. Richly reported and ultimately uplifting, Palaces for the People offers a blueprint for bridging our seemingly unbridgeable divides.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 7 – 8:30 p.m.: Zoom Discussion. Registration required. 8 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

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Zoom 

Registration required. 8 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.

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