Events

Book Club: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (Off Campus)
September 4, 2014, 5:30pm; Winans, 3510 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreak

Join us to talk about this book that Library Journal called "a mesmerizing narrative that shrinks enormous issues of race, prejudice, identity, and gender into the miniaturist dynamics of a single family." Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at Winan's Fine Chocolates and Coffee at 3510 Pentagon Park Blvd.

About the book: "Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet…" From these opening words, Ng begins to unravel the ways in which the members of the Lee family are obscured from each other even as they try to solve the mystery of what caused their teenaged daughter’s death. Family dynamics, cultural expectations, and the weight of lost dreams come to the surface as Lydia's family try to understand the hidden life they thought they knew.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Book Club: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (On Campus)
September 14, 2014, 12:00pm; Room 441, Dunbar Library

Join us to talk about this book that Library Journal called "a mesmerizing narrative that shrinks enormous issues of race, prejudice, identity, and gender into the miniaturist dynamics of a single family." Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at a brown bag lunch at Dunbar Library.

About the book: "Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet…" From these opening words, Ng begins to unravel the ways in which the members of the Lee family are obscured from each other even as they try to solve the mystery of what caused their teenaged daughter’s death. Family dynamics, cultural expectations, and the weight of lost dreams come to the surface as Lydia's family try to understand the hidden life they thought they knew.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Book Club: The Weirdness by Jeremy Bushnell (Off Campus)
November 6, 2014, 5:30pm; Winans, 3510 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreak

Join us to talk about this book that is, according to Charles Yu, "...wild. And smart. And hilarious. And weird ... in all kinds of good ways." Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at Winan's Fine Chocolates and Coffee at 3510 Pentagon Park Blvd

About the book: When he wakes up hung over and late for work (again), slacker Billy Ridgeway finds a well-dressed stranger in his apartment. The stranger hands him a cup of the best coffee he’s ever tasted, introduces himself as the actual Devil, and suggests a deal: a best-selling novel in exchange for finding and saving the Lucky Cat figurine that’s the only thing preventing the end of the world. This literary urban fantasy tale offers a comic perspective on good, evil, and the value of a really good cup of coffee.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Book Club: The Weirdness by Jeremy Bushnell (On Campus)
November 18, 2014, 12:00pm; Room 441, Dunbar Library

Join us to talk about this book that is, according to Charles Yu, "...wild. And smart. And hilarious. And weird ... in all kinds of good ways." Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at a brown bag lunch at Dunbar Library.

About the book: When he wakes up hung over and late for work (again), slacker Billy Ridgeway finds a well-dressed stranger in his apartment. The stranger hands him a cup of the best coffee he’s ever tasted, introduces himself as the actual Devil, and suggests a deal: a best-selling novel in exchange for finding and saving the Lucky Cat figurine that’s the only thing preventing the end of the world. This literary urban fantasy tale offers a comic perspective on good, evil, and the value of a really good cup of coffee.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Book Club: Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman (Off Campus)
January 8, 2015, 5:30pm; Winans, 3510 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreak

Join us as we talk about a book that the BBC calls "a fierce and nuanced tribute to women warriors." Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at Winan's Fine Chocolates and Coffee at 3510 Pentagon Park Blvd.

About the book: A classically trained singer returns home from a tour of duty in Iraq to find that her family’s and friends’ lives have continued without her. In fact, things have improved for her family since she’s been gone. It’s clear, though, that all is not well with Lauren in her return to civilian life. This novel confronts the internal struggles and the war that continues for the soldier long after returning home.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Book Club: Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman (On Campus)
January 20, 2015, 12:00pm; Room 441, Dunbar Library

Join us as we talk about a book that the BBC calls "a fierce and nuanced tribute to women warriors." Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at a brown bag lunch at Dunbar Library.

About the book: A classically trained singer returns home from a tour of duty in Iraq to find that her family’s and friends’ lives have continued without her. In fact, things have improved for her family since she’s been gone. It’s clear, though, that all is not well with Lauren in her return to civilian life. This novel confronts the internal struggles and the war that continues for the soldier long after returning home.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Book Club: Long Division by Kiese Laymon (Off Campus)
March 5, 2015, 5:30pm; Winans, 3510 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreak

Join us as we talk about a book that "take[s] relish in skewering the disingenuous masquerade of institutional racism," according to Publisher's Weekly. Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at Winan's Fine Chocolates and Coffee at 3510 Pentagon Park Blvd.

About the book: An African-American teenaged boy in Mississippi is given a book in which the main character appears to be a 1985 version of himself who can travel through time to the present day to steal a laptop and cell phone and back to 1964 to help protect another time traveler from the Klan. This complex narrative is a interwoven tale of racism, history, and the mysterious forces of identity.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Book Club: Long Division by Kiese Laymon (On Campus)
March 17, 2015, 12:00pm; Room 441, Dunbar Library

Join us as we talk about a book that "take[s] relish in skewering the disingenuous masquerade of institutional racism," according to Publisher's Weekly. Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at a brown bag lunch at Dunbar Library.

About the book: An African-American teenaged boy in Mississippi is given a book in which the main character appears to be a 1985 version of himself who can travel through time to the present day to steal a laptop and cell phone and back to 1964 to help protect another time traveler from the Klan. This complex narrative is a interwoven tale of racism, history, and the mysterious forces of identity.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

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