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Yiddish Book Center "Stories of Exile" Discussion

"On the Landing" by Yenta Mash

2023-11-01 18:30:00 2023-11-01 20:00:00 America/New_York Yiddish Book Center "Stories of Exile" Discussion Join us for a special discussion of "On the Landing" by Yenta Mash. Discussion made possible by the Yiddish Book Center. Main Library -

Wednesday, November 01
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-11-01 18:30:00 2023-11-01 20:00:00 America/New_York Yiddish Book Center "Stories of Exile" Discussion Join us for a special discussion of "On the Landing" by Yenta Mash. Discussion made possible by the Yiddish Book Center. Main Library -

Join us for a special discussion of "On the Landing" by Yenta Mash. Discussion made possible by the Yiddish Book Center.

Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.643.9015. Those who are registered for the reading group will receive a copy of "On the Landing" to read and return to the Library after the book discussion.

The Akron-Summit County Public Library has been selected as a participating library for the Yiddish Book Center's "Stories of Exile" Reading Groups for Public Libraries for 2023. As part of this this series, we will discuss "On the Landing" stories by Yenta Mash.

Book summary:

"On the Landing" is a collection of sixteen short stories in which prize-winning author Yenta Mash traces an arc across continents, across upheavals and regime changes, and across the phases of a woman's life.  Mash's protagonist are often in transit, poised "on the landing" on their way to or from somewhere else.

About the Stories of Exile Series:

The Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is a reading and discussion program to engage teens and adults in thinking about experiences of displacement, migration, and diaspora. In this program, librarians organize reading groups to discuss three books of Yiddish literature in translation, and one book related to the experience of a community served by their library. 
 
The Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is made possible by a gift from Sharon Karmazin. 

Programs in the series include:

Book Discussion: "The Best We Could Do" by Thi Bui (Graphic Novel)

Firestone Park Branch Library

Thursday, September 7, 6:30 pm 

Book Discussion: "In the Land of the Postscript: Short Stories" by Chava Rosenfarb

North Hill Branch Library 

Monday, October 2, 12:30 pm

Book Discussion: “The Glatstein Chronicles” by Jacob Glatstein, a restored English edition originally translated from Yiddish

Northwest Akron Branch 

Monday, October 18, 6 pm

Book Discussion: “On the Landing: Stories” by Yenta Mash

Main Library (Meeting Room 1)

Wednesday, November 1, 6:30 pm

Main Event: Many Voices With Yiyun Li

Main Library (Auditorium)

Monday, November 6, 6:30 pm

Immigrant Perspectives on Film

Main Library (Auditorium)

Thursdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30 pm

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