Coming to America Reading Group

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The next meeting of this club will be after we can safely gather in person. Future meetings will be Spring 2021 or later. Books are still available, and patrons are welcome to check them out and come talk to Jessica Jones about them if they would like. Jessica has lots of resources to accompany the books. She will also announce when future meetings are scheduled. Contact Jessica at or (979) 764-3416 for more information.

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.

During spring and summer 2020, this club met at 6 PM on the third Thursday evening of the month (no meeting in May). Due to coronavirus guidelines, March and April meetings were cancelled, and those titles were rescheduled. The summer meetings were held over Zoom.

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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Next Meeting (To Be Announced)

  • 2021 – To Be Announced

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