Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Registration for 2022/2023 book discussions and local author event.
Friends events will be held from 12:00 pm  - 1:30 pm
Location information and other details as needed will be emailed to registrants

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
October 19, 2022
Location TBD
As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.  — Amazon
Discussion Leader: Jen McMillin, Director, Campus Sustainability

Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
November 9, 2022
Location TBD  
A timely investigation into the new “safety culture” on campus and the dangers it poses to free speech, mental health, education, and ultimately democracy. —Amazon
Discussion Leader: Vida Lock, former Dean of the CSU School of Nursing

Our Missing Hearts: A Novel by Celeste Ng
December 7, 2022
Location TBD  
From the number one bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere, a deeply suspenseful and heartrending novel about the unbreakable love between a mother and child in a society consumed by fear. —Amazon
Discussion Leaders: Richard Fox, Member, Friends of the Library, and Theresa Nawalaniec, Sciences & Engrg. Librarian

Recitatif: A Story by Toni Morrison
February 15, 2023
Location TBD  
A beautiful story about race and the relationships that shape us through life by the legendary Nobel Prize winner - for the first time in a beautifully produced stand-alone edition —Amazon
Discussion Leader: Richard Fox, Member, Friends of the Library

Meet the Author, W. Dennis Keating
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 
Location TBD
Although removed from the frontlines, Cleveland played an active role in national events before, during and after the Civil War. Author W. Dennis Keating, member and past president of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable, and CSU Emeritus Professor, creates a panoramic view of the city through one of the nation’s most troubled times.

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