Big Week: January 8 - 15

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By Michael Romain


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 

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. 


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