Book Clubs, Author Events, and Other Community Programs

The UNCG University Libraries sponsors and conducts programs for both the university and the general public. Please see the details of each program for the registration information.

UNCG Alumni & Friends Book Club
How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

  • August-October, 2020
  • The UNCG Alumni & Friends Book Club is currently reading Ibram X. Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist. This past summer has seen an unprecedented groundswell of support for the racial justice movement in America. Sparked by the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonnna Taylor, and George Floyd, uprisings across the country have led to challenging and critical discussions around race and equity. One of the ways everyone can work towards a more equitable future is to educate themselves on how that future is built. Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist provides one part of that roadmap, and we can't wait to begin discussing it with you. We will meet throughout August and September, and conclude with the end-of-book discussion on October 1.
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Virtual Book Club
The Moor's Account by Dr. Laila Lalami

  • September-October, 2020
  • University Libraries will host a virtual book club of novelist and essayist Laila Lalami's The Moor's Account. The book, which won the the American Book Award, the Arab-American Book Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2015, as well as a New York Times Notable Book and a NPR Great Read of 2014.
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An Evening with Laila Lalami

  • October 27, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
  • Join us for a virtual author talk-back with award-winning novelist and essayist, Laila Lalami, as she discusses her collection of work and latest publication, Conditional Citizens.
  • Moderating the event will be Dr. Omar Ali, Dean of UNCG's Lloyd International Honors College and professor of Global and Comparative African Diaspora History.
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Women Veterans Virtual Luncheon

  • Save the Date - November 6, 2020
  • The Women Veterans Luncheon is going virtual! Save the date for this online event on November 6, 2020 featuring keynote speaker Deshauna Barber, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN). Barber was appointed CEO by the Board of Directors of SWAN in January, 2020. In her role, she is responsible for the overall management and direction of the organization. Barber is also an Army Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves and an award-winning international speaker, coach and entrepreneur. This year's event will feature dramatic readings of letters from the collections and more!
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