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How to Participate: 2004

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti reads is a community-wide event! How may you participate?

Hold A Discussion Group In Your Community

Organize an event or discussion related to the read. Events may be open to the public or restricted. Examples include:

  • Book clubs wishing to use the book at a private meeting or discussion
  • College or high school instructors assigning the book to their class
  • Local workplaces hosting discussion groups for their employees
  • Coffee shops inviting customers to connect over coffee on a particular night
  • Film societies presenting a film related to the topic

A discussion guide is included in the book itself.

Learn How To Moderate a Discussion Group

Training will be provided, at several conveniently located sites in January, for individuals who would like to learn how to moderate a discussion about the book for their organization or reading group.

These sessions will be interactive classes, conducted by Library staff and University students. Model practices and advice on holding successful inter-racial and inter-group discussions will be central features of the training. Registration is required and space is limited.

All sessions will be held from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Sessions will be offered on the following dates at these locations:

Thursday, January 8
Nicola's Books, A Little Professor Store
2513 Jackson Road (in Westgate Shopping center)
Ann Arbor
To register, call 662-4110

Tuesday, January 13
Ypsilanti District Library
5577 Whittaker Road
To register, call 879-1303

Wednesday, January 21
Brown Chapel AME Church
1043 West Michigan Avenue
To register, call the Ypsilanti District Library at 879-1303

Monday, January 26
Ann Arbor District Library - Malletts Creek Branch
3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway (east of Stone School Road)
Ann Arbor
To register, call 327-4560

Come to these sessions and learn how to start a discussion in your organization or neighborhood!

Tell Us About Your Event

If you have an event related to the read, and would like to have it listed on this site, please contact Tim Grimes, Ann Arbor District Library Community Relations Manager at (734-327-4265). Please tell us the title of the event, date, time, location, sponsoring organization and contact information. Also, let us know if registration is required or if the event is on a drop-in basis.

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