Next Books & Brews Book Club Meets April 12
Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm for our Books & Brews book club, held at Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge. Each month, attendees can socialize and participate in a book discussion led by our librarians!
Brazil is located at 10 E 4th Street in Jamestown.
Please note: Attendees can purchase food and drink if desired. The library will not provide food and drink.
Questions? Call us at (716) 484-7135 Ext. 226.
How to Participate
- Check out the month’s book at Prendergast Library or your preferred library. Links to the library catalog and e-editions can be found below. (Or purchase the book at your local bookstore!)
- Read the book.
- Join us at Brazil on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to discuss and socialize. You’re welcome to attend even if you didn’t finish the book – just be prepared for spoilers!
April 12th at 5:30pm - There There
There There by Tommy Orange (pub. 2019)
A wondrous and shattering award-winning novel that follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. A contemporary classic, this “astonishing literary debut” (Margaret Atwood, bestselling author of The Handmaid’s Tale) “places Native American voices front and center before readers’ eyes” (NPR/Fresh Air).
Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle’s death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time. They converge and collide on one fateful day at the Big Oakland Powwow and together this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism
A book with “so much jangling energy and brings so much news from a distinct corner of American life that it’s a revelation” (The New York Times). It is fierce, funny, suspenseful, and impossible to put down–full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable. (From publisher)