Book Discussions: 2013

BOOK DISCUSSION LEADER TRAININGS
Learn How To Moderate a Discussion Group in Your Community
Learn how to start a discussion in YOUR organization, church, neighborhood or just with friends - - by attending one of the two community discussion leaders training sessions for this year’s Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Read – which focuses on the theme Understanding Race and the award-winning book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.

Many resources for book discussion questions can be found on our resources page.

Sessions will be offered on the following dates, times and locations:

Saturday, January 12 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Ypsilanti District Library
5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti
For information call the Ypsilanti District Library at 482-4110

Sunday, January 13 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Ann Arbor District Library
Malletts Creek Branch
3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway
Ann Arbor
For information call the Ann Arbor District Library at 327-4555

COMMUNITY BOOK DISCUSSIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Wednesday, January 16, 6:00 pm
eXtreme Readers Book Club (AGES 15-22)

Explore themes of race and class through books, with conversations led by Lincoln High School teacher and library board member, Jean Winborn. This month we will read and discuss The New Jim Crow, the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor read book for 2013.
Ypsilanti District Library
229 W. Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 pm
Racial Justice Book Group - The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow is one of the most talked-about, poignant titles about the how race affects life today in our “colorblind” society, especially in the criminal legal system. It’s also the 2013 selection for Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads. Join the discussion! We will be reading the introduction through Chapter 2 in the lounge at Northside Presbyterian/St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church/ICPJ, 1679 Broadway, Ann Arbor. Free and open to the public, childcare available on request. Details: chuck@icpj.net or 734-663-1870.

Thursday, February 7, 7:00 pm
Thursday Morning Book Group (ADULT)

Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion about Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow.
Ypsilanti District Library
5577 Whittaker Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Tuesday, February 19, 7-8:30pm
Book Discussion: The New Jim Crow

With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." Join the discussion of the book that is the focus of Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2013. This year's Reads program explores the theme, Understanding Race. This event is for Grade 9 to adult.
Ann Arbor District Library
Traverwood Branch
3333 Traverwood Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Monday, March 4, 7:00 pm
Community Discussion: The New Jim Crow (ADULT)

Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion about Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow.
Ypsilanti District Library
5577 Whittaker Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Monday, March 11, 7:00 pm
Monday Evening Book Group (ADULT)

Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion about Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow.
Ypsilanti District Library, Room 1C
5577 Whittaker Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 pm
Racial Justice Book Group - The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow is one of the most talked-about, poignant titles about the how race affects life today in our “colorblind” society, especially in the criminal legal system. It’s also the 2013 selection for Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads. Join the discussion! We will be reading Chapters 5 and 6 in the lounge at Northside Presbyterian/St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church/ICPJ, 1679 Broadway, Ann Arbor. Free and open to the public, childcare available on request. Details: chuck@icpj.net or 734-663-1870.