Tough Topics Book Club
Adults 18+ | Virtual (Zoom) | Wednesday, September 29 | 7–8:30 p.m. | FREE
Set in 2016, Jen Sky’s true story follows a group of volunteers who started by preparing and offering meals in parks in Pittsburgh to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The gripping chronicles of these advocates who band together to offer comfort and food to the people sleeping under bridges, hiding in trees of local parks, and wandering the streets are guaranteed to inspire and illuminate.
Eight copies of the title are available for the first eight registrants. If you would still like to attend the discussion and have a copy of the book, please contact us by calling 715-839-5004 or email email@example.com.
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
- Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+
- UW-Eau Claire Gender & Sexuality Resource Center
- Family Support Center (Serving Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties)
- Room to be Safe Anti-Violence Program
There There by Tommy Orange
One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year and winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award, Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering bestselling novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle’s death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable. (from Amazon.com)
November 17, 2021 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Virtual Discussion (Zoom) | Registration will open in October
Registration will be limited to 12 participants. Copies of this title are available in the MORE system. Please visit more.bibliocommons.com to request yours as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Information & Reference staff at 715-839-5004.
Register for Tough Topics Book Club
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Virtual (Zoom) | FREE
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