• Eclipse Glasses – the whole story


    Unfortunately, libraries DO NOT have a stash of eclipse glasses — despite all the news reports and Facebook posting that say we do. Just not true.  Some US  libraries got free ones through a special program that ended weeks ago.  We did not. We wish we had them, but we do not. 

    We have a very limited number and those who participate in the library’s program will get to use a pair – to share

    We thank the Friends of the BPL for buying us the few that we have.

    We regret the disappointment of so many who have called about glasses.

Bloomsburg Reads!

ta-nehisi-coatesBloomsburg Reads: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

January 28, 2016, 2:00-4:00pm at the Bloomsburg Public Library

What if a whole community read the same book and met to talk honestly about a profoundly moving, passionate book about race in America?

btwm_cover_smallWe welcome individuals, groups, and book clubs to read Between the World and Me and meet on January 28 for a moderated discussion and then small-group talk. We hope to create a sense of community around a shared experience of reading and discussion.

A collaborative event by the Bloomsburg Library and the Coalition for Social Equity.

Thanks to the Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library for their financial support.


About the Author:

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Between the World and Me, for which he won the National Book Award. A 2015 MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow, Coates has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story, “The Case for Reparations.” Coates lives in New York with his wife and son.

Further reading:

The book title refers to a poem called “Between the World and Me” by Richard Wright.


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