When was the last time you read a really good book
had a chance to talk about it with other people who love to read?
Students, faculty and staff are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and take part in a casual, no-stress, lunchtime book club, starting Thursday, November 19 at noon. We’ll kick off our book club with Black Boy, Richard Wright’s celebrated autobiography about growing up in the south during the pre-Civil Rights era. In January, we’ll resume our book club with The Secret Life of Bees, a moving and heartwarming novel by Sue Monk Kidd about a young girl’s search for truth and family. These events are sponsored by The Arts Center and the MAGIC Committee.
Book club dates for Black Boy
Thursday, November 19, noon-1, ECC library
Thursday, December 10, noon-1, ECC library
Book club dates for The Secret Life of Bees
Thursday, January 28, noon-1, ECC library
Thursday, February 4, noon-1, ECC library
Easy to join:
Step 1. RSVP
Please contact Stacey Shah (x7693 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to join us on November 19. We look forward to talking with you!
Step 2. Get your books!
Both titles are available in the ECC library and can also purchased in the bookstore.
Step 3. Start reading!
We recommend that you get started before you come to the first meeting, though you are not required to finish the book before November 19.
Step 4. Join us!
Come to the library’s instruction room (SRC 248) on the dates noted above to “meet and eat.” Enjoy your lunch while you gather with like-minded readers to talk about these transformative works of literature. No matter where you are in the books, you are welcome to come to the discussions. Come to one or both discussions for each book. Each conversation will be unique.
The ECC Arts Center is presenting performances adapted from both Black Boy (February 5) and The Secret Life of Bees (February 6). The performances by the renowned American Place Theatre bring you professional, one-act, verbatim sections of the books. You’ll also enjoy a unique opportunity to talk with the performers and fellow audience members. Dessert and coffee are included in the ticket price. Contact the arts center box office for details (847-622-0300).