African American Authors Book Club

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.
At the Athens-Clarke County Library

The African American Authors Book Club is for anyone who is interested and who loves to read. The books are selected by members of the book club and are primarily books written by African American authors. Our objective is to broaden our knowledge of the many African American authors and their writings and just have fun reading.

winter holidays

Closed for Winter Holidays: December 24-26

All libraries in the Athens Regional Library System will be closed December 24 through December 26, for the holidays. Regular hours resume on December 27. Happy Holidays from everyone at the library!

Citizen: An American Lyric

Heritage Room conference room, 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
 
Award-winning poet Claudia Rankine's collection of essays, poetry, and images exposes the racial tensions in 21st-century life, highlighting the slights, slips of the tongue, and intentional offensives that pervade the home, school, and popular media. Citizen was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award and is the only poetry book to be on the New York Times bestseller list in the nonfiction category.

Becoming

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

October 8, 2019 5 p.m., MP-A


An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.

 
#1 New York Times Bestseller; Oprah's Book Club Pick; NAACP Image Award Winner




The Last Black Unicorn

Tuesday, May 14, 2019African American Authors Book Club - The Last Black Unicorn

5:30pm - 6:30pm

The African-American Authors book club reads works that focus on writers of African descent, the history of African-American people or people of the African diaspora.

Please join us for our discussion of The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish.

The stand-up comedian and co-star of The Carmichael Show presents a humorous collection of autobiographical essays that reflect her disadvantaged youth as a foster child in South Central Los Angeles, her discovery of her talent for comedy and her struggles with gender, race and class boundaries in the entertainment industry.

In Multipurpose Room C. New members are always welcome!

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