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St. James Book Club: The Sympathizer, 4/5/17

We had a great discussion of Americanah on March 8. Many thanks to those who could join us! One note, which might not have come up when all were present–you might find Chris Rock’s movie, “Good Hair“, an interesting tangent to explore.Our next selection, to be discussed on Wed., April 5, is The Sympathizer, by Viet …

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Ash Wednesday, 1 March 2017

On March 1, Ash Wednesday, we observe the beginning of Lent. “The first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign …

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St. James Book Club, 3/8/2017: Americanah

We had an interesting discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks last session. Sorry if you could not make it. Our next book selection is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie About the book: “A powerful, tender story of race and identity by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun.Ifemelu …

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Tell Future Generations About Your Somerville

From the City of Somerville: This year  Somerville celebrates its 175th anniversary, but let’s look into the future — to the city’s bicentennial in the year 2042. To commemorate the event, future librarians will dig historical materials out of the archives. What will they find? We hope they find your stories. They’re important to pass down to …