Have you ever visited an exhibit and felt you only heard the first part of a truly great story?
If you’re a visitor who wants to learn more about the exhibitions at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, then join us for our new monthly book club with light refreshments and discussion on works connected to upcoming/ongoing exhibitions. The monthly titles are selected (and discussions led) by Special Collections staff who help to create these displays, and the club invites readers to learn more about the topics explored, taking them into new, related areas of interest.
The February selection is The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement, by Taylor Branch in recognition of Black History Month and Branch’s selection as a 2015 inductee in the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, based at the UGA Libraries. The discussion will be Tuesday, February 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Monthly selections are available for purchase at Avid Bookshop (http://www.avidbookshop.com/), or for checkout at the UGA Libraries.
This program is free and open to the public, co-sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries and The University of Georgia Press.
The selection for March, Women’s History Month, Revolutionizing Expectations: Women’s Organizations, Feminism, and American Politics, 1965-1980,
by Melissa Estes Blair, touches on women activists in the late 1960s – which also ties into the National School Lunch exhibit on display at the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies gallery. It is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (706) 542-5788.