Porter Library participates in One Community Reads effort
Westlake Porter Public Library has joined with Cuyahoga County’s eight other library systems to present the One Community Reads program, which focuses on racial equity in America. The program will allow readers to learn about and reflect on race, history, and a more just future locally and nationally. In addition to reading and discussing the same books, participants are encouraged to join in the conversation about the issues they cover at onecommunityreads.org.
In addition to the programs offered throughout the county through December, WPPL will offer a special book discussion of "March: Book One" by John Lewis. Join the Tuesday Evening Book Club on Oct. 13, 7-8:30 p.m., for a discussion of the graphic novel version of the late Congressman’s memoir, including the Civil Rights movement. The discussion will include an interview with local comic book creator Abdul Rashid.
Electronic copies of the book are available through Hoopla digital. Please register at westlakelibrary.org/events to receive an invitation to the discussion on Zoom. Participants without a computer, tablet or smartphone can register by calling 440-871-2600 and join using a traditional phone.
One Community Reads culminates with a talk by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of "How to be an Antiracist," on Friday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. For more information on this and other program news, visit westlakelibrary.org or onecommunityreads.org.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.