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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

2020-01-14 14:00:00 2020-01-14 15:00:00 America/Chicago The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Join us for a discussion of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Books are available for pick up at the Highland Branch. Highland

Tuesday, January 14
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-01-14 14:00:00 2020-01-14 15:00:00 America/Chicago The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Join us for a discussion of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Books are available for pick up at the Highland Branch. Highland

Highland

Meeting Room A

Join us for a discussion of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Books are available for pick up at the Highland Branch.

Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share

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Highland

Phone: 219-838-2394

Branch manager
Linda

Hours
Mon, Jan 13 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Tue, Jan 14 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Wed, Jan 15 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Thu, Jan 16 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Fri, Jan 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jan 18 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 19 Closed

About the branch

The Highland Branch Library has long played an important role in downtown Highland. From its beginnings in rented storefronts to the Highland Memorial Library built in 1946 to its present location on Jewett and 4th Street, it has been an integral part of the community. The exterior of the library looks nearly as it did when it was first built in 1966. Although it is one of the oldest buildings in the library system, it's newly remodeled interior makes it one of the newest. The library still houses over 65,000 items, but now also features a large meeting room and children's program room, a study room, and WiFi, along with many public Internet computers. These features, along with the library's bright and inviting atmosphere and convenient location, make the Highland Branch Library a destination for the community and surrounding areas.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jan 20, 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Meeting Room A

Mon, Jan 20, 6:00pm - 8:10pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Jan 21, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Jan 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Jan 22, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Jan 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room A

Wed, Jan 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Jan 23, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Quiet Study Room

Thu, Jan 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Sat, Jan 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A

Mon, Jan 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Jan 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A

Mon, Jan 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Jan 28, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Jan 30, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Quiet Study Room

Sat, Feb 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A

Sat, Feb 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 03, 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Meeting Room A

Mon, Feb 03, 6:00pm - 8:10pm
Meeting Room A

Mon, Feb 03, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Feb 04, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Feb 04, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Feb 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Feb 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Sat, Feb 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room A

Sat, Feb 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A

Sat, Feb 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 10, 10:30am - 11:15am
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A

Mon, Feb 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Feb 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Feb 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Feb 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Feb 12, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Feb 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Feb 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Feb 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Feb 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Feb 18, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Children's Programming Room