Community Event: Jones Library On the Same Page community read

The Jones Library is holding its eighth On the Same Page community reading program, this year featuring the memoir Call Me American by author Abdi Nor Iftin.  This event is meant to encourage dialog about the themes the book presents, particularly immigration and African history.  The following series of programs will be held during February and March:

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, February 4 at 7:00 pm – Woodbury Room

Long Journey:  Somali Immigrants and Refugees to the United States – Elliot Fratkin will talk about nomadic pastoralism and how this ancient way of life fares in our modern world.  He will also discuss the Somali refugee camps in Kenya and migrants to US.

Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 pm – Amherst Room

Book Discussion of Call Me American – Join us for an in-depth discussion of our selected title, led by Jones Library librarian, Linda Wentworth.

Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 pm – Woodbury Room

Refugees in Western Massachusetts – Jewish Family Services has played a vital role in Western Massachusetts in welcoming and resettling refugees.  Sara Bedford, New American Program Director, will discuss their work with refugees from around the world, including Somalia.

                  

The author event will be held at the Amherst Regional Middle School on Thursday, March 5 at 7 pm. For complete program descriptions, visit the program’s webpage at http://www.joneslibrary.org/onthesamepage.

On the Same Page …with Abdi Iftin – Join us for this author appearance as Abdi Iftin speaks about the book and his experiences.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Tuesday, March 10 at 7 pm – Amherst Room

Book Discussion of Call Me American – Join us for an in-depth discussion of our selected title, led by Jones Library librarian, Linda Wentworth.

Copies of Call Me American can be borrowed from the Jones Library and branches, requested and checked out from the C/W Mars library catalog, or purchased at Amherst Books in Amherst.

Information Contact:
Janet Ryan, Jones Library, ryanj@joneslibrary.org or 413/259-3223  

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