2018 in the Books

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Books & Bagels

BERK staff browse for the next selection…

Books & Bagels is BERK’s quarterly book club. As the name suggests, we get together to discuss books and eat bagels. Our book selections focus on topics relevant to our work in the region or sometimes “work” in general. Meetings start with coffee and an around-the-table share out of books we’ve recently read and then move to a facilitated discussion. We all love to read and think and talk about what we read and think, so it’s fun.

And it gets us away from our computers, if only for an hour.

2018 Topics and Book Selections

Q1: Transgender Inclusion with a choose-your-own book selection from the Oak Park Public Library Transgender Resource Collection.

Q2: Income Inequality with Evicted by Matthew Desmond.

Q3: Pacific Northwest History with a choose-your-own book selection from a variety of booklists and a presentation from American history scholar Joshua Polansky called Who Drew This Map? Settlers, Sovereignty, and Land Claims in Western Washington.

Q4: The Nature of Work with selections from Gig: Americans Talk about their Jobs by John Bowe, Marisa Bowe, and Sabin Streeter.

Just for funClaire Miccio