★ Get Reading! New Connections Winter Conversations

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Join our public library partners in 2020 to explore important issues and how we discuss them with two upcoming New Connections series.

THURSDAYS: In partnership with Roanoke County Public Libraries, New Connections: Let’s Talk will meet at South County Library over two titles in January and February. All sessions begin at 6:30 PM

Concurrently on TUESDAYS, Roanoke City Public Library will offer an opportunity to go section-by-section through our featured fall book:

Join in conversation and hear from local leaders and guest speakers as our own guides, accompanying the historic guides Dr. Kendi uses to illustrate the events that shaped and changed our nation.

All sessions will be at the Melrose Branch Library at 6:30 PM

January 7 – Section 1: Cotton Mather (Add the Facebook Event to your calendar)
Guest: Points of Diversity’s Katie Zawacki on learnings from Changing the Narrative

January 14 – Section 2: Thomas Jefferson (Add the Facebook Event to your calendar)
Guest: Sculptor and Author Lawrence Bechtel on Thomas Jefferson and Isaac Granger

January 21 – Section 3: William Lloyd Garrison (Add the FB Event to your calendar)
Guest: Virginia Tech’s Dennis Halpin on the legacy of the Civil War

January 28 – Section 4: W. E. B. Du Bois (Add the Facebook Event to your calendar)
Guest: Virginia Humanities’ Justin Reid on Reconstruction and the Great Migration

February 4 – Section 5: Angela Davis (Add the Facebook Event to your calendar)
Guest: Vice-Mayor Joe Cobb on the civil rights movement and today

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