Feminist Fare: Join the Discussion!

“You can judge a nation, and how successful it will be, based on how it treats its women and its girls.”  ~President Obama

How does our society treat its women and its girls?  What does gender equality mean? Are the laws that govern us fair?  These are the ideas that spark discussion in our Feminist Fare Book Club.  Run by Susan Muntz, the Head of the Technical Services Department of the Livingston Library, the group meets once a month on Thursday mornings at 11:00 AM.

“The power of story allows us to explore areas and ideas and helps us to potentially look at things from a different perspective,” explains Susan.  She has enjoyed the diverse group of readers that participate in the lively discussions.

The group has read memoirs of historical women and women in current events today, and both non-fiction and fiction titles.  When choosing a book, the focus isn’t always ‘feminism’ but more about strong characters, both women and men, that embody feminist characteristics.

Susan encourages you to join the discussion at the next Feminist Fare Book Club meeting on May 9.  Copies of the next book, Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister are at our circulation desk, ready for you to dive in.  Pick one up today!

~Gina Vaccaro, Librarian 

A Book Club for the Busy Reader

Post apocalyptic fiction that’s under 150 pages?  Yes, please!

Our next Read It & Eat book club choice explores new motherhood during the aftermath the end we start fromof a giant flood that leaves London totally submerged.  Megan Hunter’s novel The End We Start From is the perfect read to get you thinking but not take up too much of your time, and Kirkus Book Review notes it as being “a haunting take on modern disaster.” So stop on into the library and give it a try!  Print copies are available the the Patron Services Desk, and an e-book and an e-audiobook version is available via Hoopla.  

The next Read It & Eat book club meeting will be held on Monday, April 29 at 12pm, at Livingston Bagel located at 37 E Northfield Rd.  This book club is designed for busy people stopping in on their lunch hour for a quick bite to eat, those taking a coffee break during their weekly errands, or those who just want to drop in and see what it’s all about!  

Registration is appreciated, and you can do so via our event calendar.  

-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian