Community Mini Read

Summer Mini Read 

Books available June 11. Discussion July 16. 

"Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the “N” word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don’t dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans." --from publisher Seal Press

Books available for check out at the library Monday, June 11. Limited copies available. Please ask for one at the Circulation Desk. We believe this will be popular so if you finish the book before the discussion, please return it so others can check it out. (There are multiple copies in the library system as well. Feel free to put one on hold!)  


We encourage you to attend the following events as well:

  • Wednesday, June 20, 7pm at the Madison Public Library Central Branch: Author Talk with Ijeoma Oluo.  Join Seattle-based writer and speaker Ijeoma Oluo for a free Wisconsin Book Festival talk about her book, So You Want to Talk About Race. Oluo's book is designed to facilitate informed, positive dialog. She'll talk about how to discuss solutions for today’s problems without getting caught in the past, how to address vast differences in racial perspective and experience, and other questions related to race. 

  • Monday, July 9, 6:30pm at the Mt. Horeb Public Library:  ​​​​​​Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara  shares the history of black settlement on the Wisconsin Frontier and how this affects our attitudes about race still today.  Registration always appreciated (call 437-5021), but not required.
  • Monday, July 16, 6:30pm at the Mt. Horeb Public Library: Community Book Discussion. All are welcome, even if you didn't have a chance to read the book!  Registration always appreciated (call 437-5021), but not required.