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Who Gets to Vote? Reading and Discussion Series

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
East Regional Library
Large Meeting Room
Join us on the second to last Thursday of the month for “Who Gets to Vote? Conversations on Voting Rights in America,” an adult reading and discussion series. The four-part series will spark dialogue around issues and themes including the expansion of voting rights since the country’s founding, the women’s suffrage movement, historic and contemporary voter suppression practices, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  Click here for the list of books we will discuss throughout the series.

This month we will be discussing Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by M. Jones 

This program is free and open to the public, and all reading materials will be provided for you to keep. Registration is required and information regarding book pick up will be provided at the time of registration. Signing up for this event will register you for all four sessions. If you cannot attend any one of the sessions, please contact us. This program is designed for adults. 

The 2022 “Who Gets to Vote?” grants are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities under the special initiative, “A More Perfect Union,” which is designed to demonstrate and enhance the critical role the humanities play in our nation and support projects that help Americans commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026. "Who Gets to Vote?" is a program brought to you by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
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Teen Hangouts - Anime Cafe!

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
East Regional Library
Teen Room
Do you like anime? Are you interested in cosplay, manga, or Japanese culture? Then join us for Anime Cafe! We will show titles streamed from Crunchyroll once a month, have discussions, eat snacks, and more!

Tonight's showing will be Spy x Family (PG-13).
Ages 13 and up. Snacks and hot chocolate are provided.
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Real Reads Book Discussion

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
East Regional Library
Small Meeting Room
The Real Reads Book Discussion will read and discuss a new, challenging, and interesting non-fiction book each month. This month's selection is The Fish That Ate the Whale by Rich Cohen.

When Samuel Zemurray arrived in America in 1891, he was tall, gangly, and penniless. When he died in the grandest house in New Orleans sixty-nine years later, he was among the richest, most powerful men in the world. In between, he worked as a fruit peddler, a banana hauler, a dockside hustler, and a plantation owner. He battled and conquered the United Fruit Company, becoming a symbol of the best and worst of the United States: proof that America is the land of opportunity, but also a classic example of the corporate pirate who treats foreign nations as the backdrop for his adventures. In Latin America, when people shouted “Yankee, go home!” it was men like Zemurray they had in mind.

Rich Cohen’s brilliant historical profile unveils Zemurray as a hidden kingmaker and capitalist revolutionary, driven by an indomitable will to succeed. Known as El Amigo, the Gringo, or simply Z, the Banana Man lived one of the great untold stories of the last hundred years. Starting with nothing but a cart of freckled bananas, he built a sprawling empire of banana cowboys, mercenary soldiers, Honduran peasants, CIA agents, and American statesmen. From hustling on the docks of New Orleans to overthrowing Central American governments, from feuding with Huey Long to working with the Dulles brothers, Zemurray emerges as an unforgettable figure, connected to the birth of modern American diplomacy, public relations, business, and war—a monumental life that reads like a parable of the American dream.

Request Your Copy Today!  Also available instantlyon Hoopla.

Please submit your suggestions for future Real Reads Book Discussions to Maria Bilello at maria.bilello@myscpl.org. 
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Who Gets to Vote? Reading and Discussion Series

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
East Regional Library
Large Meeting Room
Join us on the second to last Thursday of the month for “Who Gets to Vote? Conversations on Voting Rights in America,” an adult reading and discussion series. The four-part series will spark dialogue around issues and themes including the expansion of voting rights since the country’s founding, the women’s suffrage movement, historic and contemporary voter suppression practices, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  Click here for the list of books we will discuss throughout the series.

This month we will be discussing One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson

This program is free and open to the public, and all reading materials will be provided for you to keep. Registration is required and information regarding book pick up will be provided at the time of registration. Signing up for this event will register you for all four sessions. If you cannot attend any one of the sessions, please contact us. This program is designed for adults. 

The 2022 “Who Gets to Vote?” grants are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities under the special initiative, “A More Perfect Union,” which is designed to demonstrate and enhance the critical role the humanities play in our nation and support projects that help Americans commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026. "Who Gets to Vote?" is a program brought to you by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
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