Come enjoy the summer weather at the library while creating a beautiful painting outside! Please call or email to reserve your spot. Phone: 716-286-4892, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, July 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am: Sunset Lake Thursday, July 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am: Q-Tip Tree on Moon Thursday, August 5, 2021 @ 10 am: Moonlit Pines Thursday, August 19, 2021 @ 10 am: Q-Tip Clouds
*Class times may change due to weather.
Virtual Book Clubs
WNY Goodreads Book Club
To join in the discussion, visit to the club page here: WNY Goodreads Book Club Click on a title to link to July selection in our catalog and reserve your copy. Fiction: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
Hoopla Book Club
The Hoopla Book Club spotlights one book per quarter, available as an ebook and audiobook on Hoopla. Visit the club page here: Hoopla Book Club
April - June 2021: Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge The critically acclaimed and Whiting Award–winning author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman returns with Libertie, an unforgettable story about one young Black girl’s attempt to find a place where she can be fully, and only, herself.
Coming of age as a freeborn Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson is all too aware that her purposeful mother, a practicing physician, has a vision for their future together: Libertie is to go to medical school and practice alongside her. But Libertie, drawn more to music than science, feels stifled by her mother’s choices and is hungry for something else—is there really only one way to have an autonomous life? And she is constantly reminded that, unlike her mother, who can pass, Libertie has skin that is too dark. When a young man from Haiti proposes to Libertie and promises she will be his equal on the island, she accepts, only to discover that she is still subordinate to him and all men. As she tries to parse what freedom actually means for a Black woman, Libertie struggles with where she might find it—for herself and for generations to come.
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