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AAR Read-alike Book Discussion

Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden

2024-04-10 18:30:00 2024-04-10 19:30:00 America/New_York AAR Read-alike Book Discussion Join with readers in the community to talk about Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden by Camille T. Dungy that highlights AAR's 2024 theme of COURAGE. Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Board Room

Wednesday, April 10
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-10 18:30:00 2024-04-10 19:30:00 America/New_York AAR Read-alike Book Discussion Join with readers in the community to talk about Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden by Camille T. Dungy that highlights AAR's 2024 theme of COURAGE. Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Board Room

Join with readers in the community to talk about Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden by Camille T. Dungy that highlights AAR's 2024 theme of COURAGE.

Come discuss this seminal work that expands how we talk about the natural world and the environment as National Book Critics Circle Criticism finalist Camille T. Dungy diversifies her garden to reflect her heritage.


From the publisher, "Poet and scholar Camille T. Dungy recounts the seven-year odyssey to diversify her garden in the predominately white community of Fort Collins, Colorado. When she moved there in 2013, with her husband and daughter, the community held strict restrictions about what residents could and could not plant in their gardens. In resistance to the homogeneous policies that limited the possibility and wonder that grows from the earth, Dungy employs the various plants, herbs, vegetables, and flowers she grows in her garden as metaphor and treatise for how homogeneity threatens the future of our planet, and why cultivating diverse and intersectional language in our national discourse about the environment is the best means of protecting it"--

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Phone: 703.746.1702
Fax: 703.746.1763

Hours
Mon, Apr 08 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 09 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 10 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 12 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 13 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 14 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Parking: The library has a large parking lot with 175 spaces.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: King Street Station (Yellow & Blue Lines 3.2 miles); Van Dorn Station (Blue Line 2.1 miles)
  • Metrobus: 29K/N, 21C
  • DASH Bus: 30, 32

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact jgregorio@alexlibraryva.org or call 703.746.1701 or TTY 703.746.1790.

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