One of the great by-products of bringing so many wonderful community folks together back in June was the side conversations and planning that begun to take place. Here's one of the first projects to get off the ground...
Teen Book Discussion Based on The Autobiography of Malcolm X
All teens are invited to join this discussion series to be held on Tuesday afternoons beginning September 11 from 4-5 pm in Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown. Malcolm X wrote “I had never been so truly free in my life.” These words describe what it meant to learn to read while in prison. Thanks to funding support by the Friends of the Russell Library, each teen participating in the program will receive a copy of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The life story of the remarkable, transformational leader was first published in 1964 and has had a major impact on America and around the world. The series is cosponsored by Middletown Youth Services.
The discussions will be led by Quentin “Q” Phipps, a graduate of Middletown High School and Bryant University. He was previously in banking and business and is now Executive Director, Downtown Business District, and Middletown City Treasurer. If you need accommodations for a disability, please call 860/347-2528, ext. 135. Teens who would like to join the book discussion series are asked to email Arthur Meyers, Library Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.