“Hooray!  One of the pillars of literate society, the Takoma Park Big Book Club, is back in business!”

Thus Phil Schewe, the club’s organizer and host, announces its revival. The book,  chosen almost a year ago, is Toni Morrison’s novel, “Beloved.”  First published in 1987, it is once again back on the New York Times bestseller list for paperback fiction.

The series will begin with a lecture on Zoom on October 7 at 7:30 p.m., by I. Augustus Durham, Assistant Professor of English at Lehman College, and a specialist in African-American literature. Subsequent discussions, moderated by Phil, will also be on Zoom on 2 or 3 Wednesday nights — October 14, 21, and 28.

To receive information to participate via Zoom, please register here: https://tinyurl.com/y2ftkaaq  All registered participants will be sent the Zoom link a day or two before the October 7 meeting.

The Big Book Club is supported through the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library. All are welcome to attend the lecture and discussions. Copies of “Beloved” are available at the library, and may be checked out through our Books-to-Go program. Just email your request to librarytakomapark@gmail.com.   Check our catalog first to be sure a copy of the book is available.

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