VB Reads... Engaged Citizens Book Group


Read and discuss a variety of books exploring how to create a more civil and engaged community.Join Mary Dumas on the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:30. Authors DO NOT attend. Meetings are in the Readings Gallery -- brown bag lunches are encouraged. Anyone interested in exploring their role as an engaged citizen is welcome.

You can find out more about the Engaged Citizens Book Group and see past books that they've read by clicking on the attachments below.


ISBN-13: 9780807014448
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press, 10/2013

Wednesday, May 21, noon

Sharon Leslie Morgan, a black woman from Chicago’s South Side avoids white people; they scare her. Despite her trepidation, Morgan, a descendent of slaves on both sides of her family, began a journey toward racial reconciliation with Thomas Norman DeWolf, a white man from rural Oregon who descends from the largest slave-trading dynasty in US history. Gather at the Table is the chronicle of DeWolf and Morgan’s journey. Join VB Engaged Citizens book group as we examine inter-generational legacies of oppressive systems and ways we as individuals, organizations and communities stand up, or not, when its contemporary display arises.

ISBN-13: 9780830834655
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: IVP Books, 7/2012

Wednesday, June 18, noon

2013 Logos Book of the Year in Christianity/Culture "If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide." Abraham Lincoln Nothing is more daring in the American experiment than the founders' belief that the American republic could remain free forever. But how was this to be done, and are Americans doing it today?

ISBN-13: 9781451654974
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster, 3/2014

Wednesday, July 16, noon

This head's up from Jaron Lanier, the father of virtual reality technology, provides a candid look the world we have wrought via the digital systems we've come to rely upon. Join us for a lively discussion about our new digital habits and how they are helping to generate the few and the new financial winners and power brokers, who are defining how to manage the boundaries of privacy and information access.

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