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One Book, One Minnesota Follow-Up
August 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marshall-Lyon County Library will be hosting a follow-up virtual discussion of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, after the One Book | One Minnesota state-wide discussion on August 20th. More information about One Book | One Minnesota book and author talk can be found here: https://www.marshalllyonlibrary.org/readers-cafe/book-clubs/one-book-one-mn/
One Book | One Minnesota is a new statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect and discuss. Through Ebooks Minnesota, anyone in the state can access the digital book for free, even if they don’t have a library card. Links to resources and more information can be found at thefriends.org/onebook.
Once you’ve read the book and, hopefully, attended the author talk (available digitally through the above link) join your librarians on Tuesday, August 25th at 4 pm on Zoom.
Registration is required so we can get you access to the Zoom link and connection information. Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAoce6ppjoqHNIM9_YU8hH3irsVJNx9qt6I
Welcome to the second chapter of One Book | One Minnesota. The Friends started this program two months ago with Because of Winn-Dixie, it was in response to the isolation and resource gaps created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The desire was to bring Minnesotans together to share in the collective joy of reading and come together as a virtual community.
Since then, the Minneapolis police murdered George Floyd, and led by Black community members and activists, the world erupted in grief, protest, and perhaps finally a reckoning that we must confront institutional and systemic racism – and that means all of us. Reading this book in community offers some Minnesotans the opportunity to see their experiences broadly shared and others a chance to educate themselves—and to discover ways to act on their convictions.
We are fortunate that Minnesota is home to many talented writers whose work can inform and guide us on this journey. In 2016, the Minnesota Historical Society Press published a series of essays by Native writers and writers of color in Minnesota entitled A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin. We are grateful and proud to bring this book forward for the second chapter of One Book | One Minnesota.
A Good Time for the Truth is available on Hoopla, OverDrive, and from your library, but the easiest way to access it is from Ebooks Minnesota. Through Ebooks Minnesota, anyone in the state can access the digital book for free, even if they don’t have a library card. A Good Time for the Truth will be available via Ebooks Minnesota through August 23rd. Links to resources and more information can be found at thefriends.org/onebook.