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KCKPL Read Aloud

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Book Club

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This event is part of a combined series. If you register for this event, you will be automatically registered for all of the following events in the series.
Registration for this event will close on February 18, 2021 @ 11:45am.
Allowed Ages: 18+ and up

Program Description

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The KCKPL Read Aloud aims to bring people together in our staff and community as we all share the same reading experience.

Join us for our KCKPL Read Aloud each Thursday from Noon - 1 pm starting Thursday, December 3, 2020 through Thursday, February 18, 2021. Join our Zoom meeting each week and listen as we read aloud and have a meaningful discussion of the topics presented in each chapter of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. This read aloud is happening with permission from Penguin Random House.

Registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link and the link will be posted here 24 hours prior to the event. 

While you will not need a copy of the book to participate, you are welcome to check out a copy here. Feel free to attend when you are able, read any missed sections on your own, and then rejoin the group discussion.

Weekly Schedule, Thursdays at Noon 

(Note: we will not meet on 12/24 or 12/31 due to KCKPL holiday closure)

December 3     Preface - Page 35 (35 pgs)

December 10   Chapters 4 - 7 (39 pgs)

December 17   Chapter 8 - Pillar 3 (36 pgs)

January 7         Pillar 4 - 7  (43 pgs)

January 14       Pillar 8 - Chapter 12 (41 pgs)

January 21      Chapters 13 - 15 (37 pgs)

January 28      Chapters 16 - 20 (39 pgs)

February 4      Chapters  21 - 25 (41 pgs)

February 11     Chapters 26 - 29 (37 pgs)

February 18     Chapters 30 - Epilogue (28 pgs)



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