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Book Discussions

Beginning in the Fall 2020 term, this discussion series focuses on resources (books, movies, other media) available through the Bailey Library for users to explore and discuss.

Overview

Beginning in the Fall 2020 term, this discussion series focuses on resources (books, movies, other media) available through the Bailey Library for users to explore and discuss. Selections are related to monthly themes associated with the Library's outreach, but suggestions are welcomed.

The goal of these discussions are to take a new look at perspectives or stories about the diversity in experiences that we all share.

This series of conversations will also take cues from the twitter hashtag #OwnVoices when it comes to resources discussed. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the hashtag and the associated article about why it is important.

2021 Meeting Dates

Book Discussions are held every third Tuesday from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Check the meeting announcements on the Bailey Library main page for the link to the Zoom meeting.

Current Dates are as follows:

  • January 19th
  • February 16th Postponed to February 23rd due to school closure
  • March 16th
  • April 20th

Participant Guidelines

While informal, this discussion group is built on a foundation of mutual respect and sharing of personal insights and experiences. As such, there are certain guidelines that all participants must agree to in order to have a fulfilling and rewarding experience. The Librarian is a facilitator of this series and will work to encourage participants in respectful and engaging dialogue. 

  1. Mute mics on entering the room and while others are speaking
  2. Listen to understand
  3. Ask questions to understand better
  4. Stay on topic
  5. Build on each other's ideas
  6. Respect each other's ideas
  7. Be prepared to support your opinion with evidence

 

Please ensure you have reviewed the materials before the start of the discussion and prepare to share 1-2 observations or questions you may have with the group.