“LHRT Reads” Book Discussion Group

Hi friends —

Amanda Belantara and I cordially invite you to “LHRT Reads,” LHRT’s new and lively bi-monthly book discussion group. Each session will feature a different book that explores library history through a different lens. All participants must register separately for each discussion. The registration link for the first discussion is here. After you register, you will receive an e-mail confirmation which includes a link with unique login information. Attendees are expected to adhere to ALA’s Statement of Appropriate Conduct, http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/statement_appropriate_conduct.

All discussions begin on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. EST. We’re planning for an hour-long discussion — more details to follow. Here is the schedule:

*April 22, 2021: Library: An Unquiet History, by Matthew Battles, https://wwnorton.com/books/Library/

*June 24, 2021: Freedom Libraries: The Untold Story of Libraries for African Americans in the South, by Mike Selby, https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538115534/Freedom-Libraries-The-Untold-Story-of-Libraries-for-African-Americans-in-the-South

*August 19, 2021: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts, by Joshua Hammer, https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Bad-Ass-Librarians-of-Timbuktu/Joshua-Hammer/9781476777412

*October 21, 2021: Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian, by Ethelene Whitmire, https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/35qfd6cg9780252038501.html

*December 16, 2021: Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe, by Kathy Lee Peiss, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/information-hunters-9780190944612?cc=us&lang=en&

Titles were chosen after consulting various awards lists and conducting a survey of LHRT members. 

Looking forward to gathering with you next month!

Bernadette and Amanda

Bernadette A. Lear (she/her/hers/Ms.)

Behavioral Sciences and Education Librarian

Co-Editor of Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

Penn State Harrisburg Library

351 Olmsted Dr., Middletown, PA 17057

BAL19@psu.edu – 717-948-6360



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