Otis Library, invites you to the Changing Minds Book Club, a monthly discussion group focused on topics including mental health, substance abuse, the autism spectrum and family involvement in recovery. Join us for great conversation and refreshments! Copies of the books are available to borrow each month at Otis Library. Free and open to the public. For more information, call (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.
All discussions take place in the Otis Library Meeting Room @ 5:00 p.m.
September 13, 2017: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing has been selected as the 2017 One Book, One Region. This discussion will be facilitated by Nahtalie Etoke, Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies at Connecticut College.
Book Summery: In eighteenth-century Ghana two half-sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: From the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. (Book Cover)
October 11, 2017: The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace
November 8, 2017: Hunger: A Memoir Of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
December 13, 2017: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
January 10, 2018: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
February 14, 2018: All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
March 14, 2018: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
April 11, 2018: Memoirs Of An Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dick
May 9, 2018: Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
June 13, 2018: Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance