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The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

2019-09-24 19:00:00 2019-09-24 20:30:00 America/Chicago The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso Black Author Discussion Group Merrillville

Tuesday, September 24
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-09-24 19:00:00 2019-09-24 20:30:00 America/Chicago The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso Black Author Discussion Group Merrillville


Meeting Room C

Black Author Discussion Group

Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbors. One is black, one white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed. And both are sworn enemies, sharing hedge and hostility which they prune with a zeal that belies the fact that they are both over eighty.

But one day an unforeseen event forces the women together. And gradually the bickering and sniping softens into lively debate, and from there into memories shared. But could these sparks of connection ever transform into friendship? Or is it too late to expect these two to change?

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Phone: 219-769-3541

Branch manager

Mon, Jan 18 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Jan 19 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jan 20 Closed
Thu, Jan 21 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jan 22 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 24 Closed

About the branch

The Merrillville branch library encompasses over 114,000 sq ft of electronic and print resources, and visual and musical collections. The library offers free WIFI, public internet computers, rooms for quiet study, and public meeting rooms. Our vast collections of Lake County history and genealogy sources make the Merrillville branch a popular destination for research by visitors from all around the country.

Merrillville branch has three fantastic floors of informational and recreational materials. The main floor contains our popular collection of new books, large-print material, magazines and newspapers, teen, anime, and an enormous selection of music and DVDs. Our Genealogy Room has numerous resources including microfilm of local newspapers, obituary indexes, and many other historical resources. Our Book Sale room, open during select hours Monday-Saturday, is full of unique finds. 

The Upper Level includes tables for quiet study, a tremendous reference collection, our “Indiana Room” for specialized Hoosier historical research, and our locally known statue “The Reader” by artist Hermann Gurfinkel.

The entire lower level houses our bright and airy Children's Department where children will find fun games, books, music and magazines to fulfill their reading pleasure as well as attend engaging kids’ programs. This is also where our public meeting rooms are located, where our library events and programs are held.

Upcoming events

Thu, Jan 21, 10:30am - 10:45am

Fri, Jan 22, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sat, Jan 23, 10:30am - 10:45am

Sun, Jan 24, 10:30am - 10:45am

Mon, Jan 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Jan 26, 10:30am - 10:45am

Tue, Jan 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wed, Jan 27, 10:30am - 10:45am

Wed, Jan 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Wed, Jan 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Jan 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Wed, Feb 03, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, Feb 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Room

Thu, Feb 04, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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