Rosa Parks Page Turners Book Club
Time: 11:00 AM
Title: The House Girl
Author: Tara Conklin
Description: Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in an elite Manhattan law firm, is given a difficult, highly sensitive assignment that can make her career: find the “perfect plaintiff” to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for the descendants of American slaves.
An unexpected lead comes from her father, renowned artist Oscar Sparrow, who tells her about a controversy currently rocking the art world. Art historians now suspect that the revered paintings of Lu Anne Bell, an antebellum artist known for her humanizing portraits of slaves from her plantation Bell Creek, were actually the work of her house slave, Josephine. A descendant of Josephine’s would be the perfect face for the firm’s lawsuit—if Lina can find one. But nothing is known about Josephine’s fate following Lu Anne Bell’s death in 1852.
Alternating between antebellum Virginia and modern-day New York, this searing tale of art and history, love and secrets explores what it means to repair a wrong, and ask whether truth is sometimes more important than justice. -from dust jacket.
Title: Don’t Worry About the Mule Going Blind
Author: Betty Tucker
Betty Tucker was born in Troy, Alabama, in 1947. Then in 1956, when Betty’s family loses their already poverty-stricken home in Troy, Alabama. The family was then forced into migrant farm work, which forced them to move, season-to-season with the crops, from Utica, New York to Belle Glade, Florida. Betty Tucker is an author, poet and inspirational speaker. She holds a degree in behavioral science from the University of San Francisco. Her career includes twenty years with the United States Postal Service and twenty years of service with the San Francisco Unified School District as a teacher. A proud matron, Betty is a mother of five and a grandmother of four. Currently, Betty writes and lives in both Richmond, California and Montgomery, Alabama.
Join us as the author speaks about her work and life. Copies of her book will be available for checkout at Bertha Williams Library leading up to the event.
Time: 10:30 AM
Description: Seniors are invited to have fun playing an hour of Bingo @ Bertha P. Williams Rosa Parks Avenue Branch. An assortment of prizes will be available.
Fourth Friday Cook Up
Time: 4:00 PM
Description: Bring dishes from recipes selected on a theme. This month is Favorite Cookbooks. Bring your favorite cookbook and a dish using a recipe from it. Prior registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we do not have too much salad/bread/dessert (no such thing).
Participation is required for partaking, but if you can’t cook feel free to bring plates, cups, and/or plastic forks. Not sure what we need? Give us a call 240-4979.
Time: 3:30 PM
Description: Come get creative and play with our set of legos!
We’re taking a break during August. Look for us again on Tuesdays @10am in September