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Feb.22, Tuesday, starting at 6:00 p.m., Women's Diversity Book Group will discuss Imbolo Mbue's novel How Beautiful We Were at Englewood Public Library's Mackay Room, 31 Engle Ave. This book choice honors Black History Month. We have the Englewood Public Library Mackay Room, 31 Engle, available to us.  Closer to Feb. 22, I will email you regarding whether we will be hybrid in-person/virtual or virtual only. At that time, I will send you a Zoom link.

Mar. 22, Women's History,  6:00 p.m., Englewood Public Library, The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free by Paulina Bren, 45c, c2021, 336p, women only hotel and women who passed through post-WWI through the 20th century. LGTBQI Pride, Classic or Prizewinner, Age Issues, Hispanic Heritage, Disability Employment Awareness, Native American Heritage and Religious Heritage/Spirituality/Environmentalism; preferably books by women authors; preferably widely available in the bccls.org public library system.

Dr. Yvonne Thornton is finally coming to speak to us on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. about her popular memoir Ditchdigger's Daughters over dinner at Woman's Club of Englewood, 187 Brinckerhoff Court, Englewood, since her in- person appearance at our 2020 local author dinner was waylaid by the pandemic.

May 24, Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 6 p.m., Englewood Public Library, Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith, 33c, c2021, 378p, three women's fates intertwined in Vietnam, NYT 100 Notable Books of 2021.

June 28, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Queer, Intersex Pride Month, 6 p.m., Englewood Public Library, Outlawed by Anna North, 19c, c2021, 268p, Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, Lambda Literary Award-winner author pens a feminist Western featuring the life of Ada -- fulfilling, loving and productive -- until she is unable to get pregnant after a year of marriage, Ada leaves and joins the Hole in the Wall Gang, a band of misfits led by the charismatic Kid.

July 26, Classic or Prize-Winner by a Woman Author, 6 p.m., Englewood Public Library, Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, 70c, c2005, 227p, National Book Award winner, intensely personal yet universal experience of love and loss spurred by husband's death and daughter's illness. 

Aug. 30, Age Issues, 6 p.m., Englewood Public :Library, Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout, 129c, c2021, 240p, woman recounts relationship with first husband who became longtime on-again, off-again friend and confidant, 100 Notable NYT Books 2021, sequel to My Name is Lucy Barton by Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Sept. 20, Latina Heritage Month, 6 p.m., Englewood Public Library, Afterlife: A Novel by Julia​Alvarez, 73c, 2020c., 256p, retired and recently widowed, a woman is haunted by loss; but her life takes another dramatic turn when the pregnant, undocumented girlfriend of a Mexican laborer who works on a neighboring farm knocks on her door, in need of help, top Time Magazine 100 Books of 2020, called a "kind" book.

Oct. 25, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 6 p.m., Englewood Public Library, Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason, 35c, c2021, 337p, woman struggles to come to terms with her mental illness, Guardian Best Fiction of 2021.

Nov. 22, Native American Heritage Month, 6 p.m., Englewood Public Library, The Sentence by Louise Erdrich, 27c, c2021, 226p, Tookie, a formerly incarcerated Indigenous woman working at Birchbark Books (an actual Minnesota bookshop owned by Erdrich), is now being haunted -- literally -- by one of the store's most annoying customers, a recently deceased white woman who was obsessed with claiming Native American ancestry.

Dec. 20, Spirituality/Religious Heritage/Environmentalism, 6 p.m., Women's Rights Information Center 108 W Palisades Ave, Englewood, for potluck supper, Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel, 85c, c2020, 388p, BookPage Magazine recommendation, true story of WW2, semi-retired librarian in Florida who reconnects with vital 18th century religious text looted by Nazis, also involves fake documents, Resistance smuggling Jewish children out  of Nazi-occupied France.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Englewood - MacKay Room

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