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Learning about Racism for a Change Virtual Book Discussion

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

2021-10-28 18:00:00 2021-10-28 19:45:00 America/Chicago Learning about Racism for a Change Virtual Book Discussion Hart Interim Library

Thursday, October 28
6:00pm - 7:45pm

Add to Calendar 2021-10-28 18:00:00 2021-10-28 19:45:00 America/Chicago Learning about Racism for a Change Virtual Book Discussion A book discussion hosted by Eliminate Racism 815 Hart Interim Library

A book discussion hosted by Eliminate Racism 815

 Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open. For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens. In Where the Crawdads Sing, Owens juxtaposes an exquisite ode to the natural world against a heartbreaking coming of age story and a surprising murder investigation. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens's debut novel reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

The is a virtual event and registration is required.  You will receive a link one day before the event.

Hart Interim Library

Phone: 815-965-7606
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Emily Klonicki

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Sun, Apr 25 Closed

About the library

The 36,000 sq.ft. Hart Interim Library opened Dec. 2, 2017 and serves as the Rockford Public Library’s main downtown facility.  The newly renovated space boasts a 2nd story Children’s Area with dedicated computer lab, Read, Play, Learn program room, and creative play space, a Maker Lab with access to 3D printers and scanners and small board computers a sizable Young Adult Zone with gaming center, adult computer lab, local history room, and 5 private meeting and study rooms accommodating groups of 2-8 people.

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