Bloomsburg Reads! 2018

Please join the community discussion on Saturday, January 27 – 2:00-5:00 p.m.

What if a community committed to reading the same book and then met to talk about it? What could we learn? 

The Bloomsburg Public Library and the Coalition for Social Equity are collaborating to host the second annual BLOOMSBURG READS event to discuss The Faith Club: A Muslim, a Christian, a Jew – Three Women Search for Understanding.

Building on the overwhelmingly positive response to the concept of a “community read,” the Bloom Reads Planning Committee surveyed established book clubs for their suggestions for the next book. Readers recommended The Faith Club as a book that addressed the current need for a way to bridge divisions of viewpoints, beliefs, and traditions.

This joint memoir is remarkable for its frankness and honesty in its exploration and questioning of closely held beliefs.  Inspirational and hopeful, The Faith Club is not a sugar-coated book about religion, but a model of building paths to understanding and mutual respect.

BLOOMSBURG READS welcomes individuals, groups, and book clubs to read “The Faith Club” and meet on January 27 for a community discussion.

Rabbi Nina Mandel, (Congregation Beth El, Sunbury) The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth McCormick (First Presbyterian Church), and Ms. Rubayya Hoque M.S. (Reference Librarian, Andruss Library, BUP) will open the discussion by sharing their responses to the book and passages that had particular resonance for them. The second half of the event will move to small groups for more in-depth conversation.

Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have 10 additional copies. To reserve a copy, please call the library or login to our Online Catalog.

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