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ArtWalk Book Club: HOMEGOING

Tuesday, January 30, 5:30pm
Hartford History Center
Hartford Public Library (3rd Floor)
500 Main Street, Hartford 06103

We’re forming a quarterly Book Club that will explore a book thematically connected to the current ArtWalk exhibition.

Robert Charles Hudson’s The Door of No Return is opening on Friday, January 12, 2018. The exhibition focuses on the horrific journey of enslaved people forced to leave their homeland. Hudson says of his work: “The story of this journey is a story of faith. If our collective memory teaches us anything, it is that history repeats itself.”

Our first selection will be HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi. Homegoing is able to show how issues that still plague us today are routed in evil from long ago. Gyasi does an incredible job weaving her story through generations. The discussion will be facilitated by Martha Brackeen-Harris, Ed.D, Hartford area educator. The Kitchen will be open for refreshments.

RSVP to mcallahan@hplct.org by January 22. A limited number of books are available for lending through our development office. For book orders, call 860-695-6296.