Coming to America Reading Group

Cancelation Update

Due to coronavirus concerns, the library system cancelled all programming and meeting room use for March 14-22, 2020, and the library buildings have closed March 17 (at 3 PM) through March 31, so the March 19 meeting has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled. Please contact Jessica for details.

Teens and adults (ages 16+) are invited to participate in the Yiddish Book Center’s “Coming to America” Reading Group. We received a grant from the Yiddish Book Center that provided multiple copies of the book club titles listed below. They can be checked out from the library. This reading and discussion program is designed to engage teens and adults in thinking about immigrants’ experiences encountering America. Using Yiddish literature as a portal, the program will feature Yiddish literature in translation that explores questions of identity, assimilation, language, cuisine, and generational change, presenting American identity as an ongoing conversation, a give-and-take between insiders and outsiders, and will compare these works written in the early 20th century to works by contemporary immigrant writers.

This club will meet at 6 PM on the third Thursday evening of the month (no meeting in May). For more information about this book club, contact Jessica at (979) 764-3416 or email If you do not qualify for a library card but still wish to participate, please contact Jessica to discuss options.

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