Big Week: January 8 - 15

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By Michael Romain

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Discuss 'A Gathering of Old Men' 

On Saturday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Austin Branch Library, 5615 W. Race Ave., join a discussion of A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines. The event is part of the Soulful Perspectives Adult Book Discussion. 

A powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man--set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s.

The Village Voice called A Gathering of Old Men "the best-written novel on Southern race relations in over a decade."

For more info, call Jo Anne Willis at (312) 746-5038 or email jwillis@chipublib.org. 

Kick off 2020 right with Yoga 

 

On Thursday, Jan. 9, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the North Austin Branch Library, 5724 W. North Ave., get your body moving in a gentle and mindful way in 2020 with Yoga for Every Body. 

Each weekly yoga class builds upon the next and is perfect for beginners. Bring a towel, a yoga mat (if you have one) and wear comfortable clothes.

Registration required. For more info or to register, call (312) 746-4233 or visit the branch. 

CONTACT: michael@austinweeklynews.com  

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