Event Details

This event is running from 17 July 2024 until 11 September 2024. It is next occurring on July 17, 2024 7:00 PM

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** Please note: Our July 17 meeting will now be held on Zoom! Please email whpl_mail@clamsnet.org for the link. **

The Woods Hole Public Library Social Justice Book Group will meet for a discussion of Richard Kahlenberg’s “Excluded: how snob zoning, NIMBYism, and class bias build the walls we don’t see” on Wednesday, July 17, at 7:00 PM. This book is a timely indictment of America’s housing policy that reveals the social engineering underlying our segregation by economic class, the social and political fallout that result, and what we can do about it. Copies of the book are available to check out through the Library, or are available for purchase through Eight Cousins Bookstore with a book group discount. Richard Kahlenberg will also be in Woods Hole later in the summer on August 26 to give a talk at MBL’s Clapp Auditorium. 

Later in the summer, the group will discuss “The Jazzmen. How Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie Transformed America” by Cotuit author Larry Tye on Wednesday, August 7, and “James” by Percival Everett on Wednesday, September 11. These discussions will all take place at the Woods Hole Public Library in the lower level Community Room at 7:00 PM.

This summer will mark the ninth year of reading and discussing books that cover a wide range of social justice issues for the Woods Hole Library Social Justice Book Group, which is ably and thoughtfully led by Ruth Gainer. The group meets year-round, with in person meetings throughout the summer and meetings via Zoom in the winter months. All are welcome to join!