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The Jones Library is excited to participate in the Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups for Public Libraries, a reading and discussion program to engage teens and adults in thinking about experiences of displacement, migration, and diaspora. In this program, librarians organize reading groups to discuss three books of Yiddish literature in translation, and one book related to the experience of a community served by their library. Meeting on the third Tuesday evening from September through December, participants will explore and discuss the selected sections of these works. Books and supplementary materials will be provided.
Seats are limited and advance registration is required. Registration indicates the intent to attend and participate in all four sessions.Learn more and register.
This month's title is On the Landing by Yente Mash.Participants are encouraged to read the entire collection, but our discussion will focus on these selected stories: "Bridegroom Tree", "The Payback", "Irony of Fate", and "Erika".
This series is made possible due to support from the Yiddish Book Center. The Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is made possible by a gift from Sharon Karmazin.