Washtenaw Reads Author Event | Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 7-7:30pm
Join Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely for a special conversation about the 2021 Washtenaw Reads selection, All American Boys. They discuss how they came to write All American Boys together, the importance of the book's themes in their own lives, and how we can create meaningful inter-racial dialogue around issues like police brutality.
Ann Arbor District Library: First Chapter Fridays | All American Boys
Friday | January 8, 2021 | 4-4:30pm
Join Lucy for a special edition of First Chapter Friday highlighting the 2021 Washtenaw Read, All American Boys. First Chapter Friday is a great way to get ideas for new titles and to jump start reading! Titles highlighted will be available from Overdrive and AADL.
Dexter District Library: Race, Police Oversight, and Social Justice: Where Do We Go from Here?
Monday | January 19 | 7:00pm
The death of George Floyd, beating of Floyd Dent in Inkster, and other police brutality cases have sparked a national movement calling for policing reforms. It also increased citizens’ desire to understand the problems with policing, variations in the treatment of citizens along racial lines, and how they might influence change. Dr. Barbara Patrick will discuss variation in police oversight policies and practices and their implication for disparity in treatment for African Americans and other vulnerable citizens. It will specifically discuss racial disparity and police oversight in the State of Michigan and ongoing efforts to promote reforms.
About Dr. Barbara Patrick:
* Doctorate in Public Policy and Administration from Mississippi State University.
* Director of Community Outreach for Eastern Michigan University’s Department of Graduate Public Administration Program.
* Produced and published research on issues of equity, access, and fairness in education, Veteran Affairs, and policing.
* Currently conducting research on police agencies in Southeast Michigan awareness and use of culturally competent tactics in their engagement with vulnerable populations.
* Organized a 3-part series on policing in the aftermath of the George Floyd incident.
This program is a Zoom event hosted by the Dexter District Library. Register at https://dexter.lib.mi.us/events/race-police-oversight-and-social-justice-where-do-we-go-from-here/. A Zoom link will be emailed to those registered the day before the program.
Chelsea & Dexter District Libraries: Writing Workshop
Tuesdays | Jan. 26 and Feb. 16, 2021 | 7-8pm | Zoom
Thursdays | Jan. 21 and Feb. 25, 2021 | 7-8pm | Zoom
Join the Chelsea District Library and the Dexter District Library for a virtual Writing Workshop inspired by Washtenaw Reads book, All American Boys. Explore questions of truth and authenticity in writing with Michelle Tuplin (MA in Creative Writing) from Chelsea's Serendipity Books. This is a two-part workshop, appropriate for nonfiction and fiction writers alike (or even if you are just considering where to begin). Part 1 will be a presentation and discussion. Part 2 will include review and discussion of participant writing samples.
You may attend Session A or Session B. Click the dates below to register for the session of your choice.
Chelsea District Library: Online Reading Glasses Book Club
Wednesday | Feb. 3, 2021 | 7-8:15pm | Zoom
Grab your favorite brew, then join in on a virtual discussion of All American Boys. Chelsea and Dexter District Library cardholders can borrow a copy via lobby pickup by placing holds here. Please register here to receive the zoom link.
Ann Arbor District Library: Recorded Staff Discussion of All American Boys
Wednesday | Feb. 3, 2021 | 6-7pm | AADL.tv
Watch a recording of AADL staff discussing this year's Washtenaw Reads selection, All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. Community members can join in a public discussion on Wednesday, February 10, lead by AADL staff!
Ann Arbor District Library: Community Discussion of All American Boys
Wednesday | Feb. 10, 2021 | 7-8pm | Zoom
Join AADL staff and community members for a live discussion of the 2021 Washtenaw Read, All American Boys. Can't participate in the live event? Check out this recording of AADL Staff discussing the 2021 Read!
No registration is required to participate. A Zoom link will be available on the day of the event on the event page.
Chelsea District Library: As the Page Turns Book Club: 2021 Washtenaw Reads Selection: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Thursday | Feb. 11 | 7 -8 pm | Zoom
Join us on Zoom for a book discussion the second Thursday of each month. This month we are reading All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.
Ann Arbor District Library: Biblio Files #20
Thursday | Feb. 11, 2021 | 6-6:10pm | AADL.tv
Each week, a few AADL staff members have a brief chat to answer one question – from "What's your favorite classic?" to "What book didn't live up to the hype?" – in just a few minutes. This week we break from that format to have a brief discussion of the 2021 Washtenaw Read, All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, as part of the larger weeks-long community discussion of this book.
If you have an event happening at your local library, bookstore, or community space that you'd like published here, email Elizabeth Pearce (firstname.lastname@example.org) with details!