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The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton

Fact or Fiction Book Club

2023-10-24 15:00:00 2023-10-24 16:00:00 America/Chicago The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "The Final Revival of Opal and Nev" by Dawnie Walton. Copies are available at the Highland Branch. Highland

Tuesday, October 24
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-24 15:00:00 2023-10-24 16:00:00 America/Chicago The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "The Final Revival of Opal and Nev" by Dawnie Walton. Copies are available at the Highland Branch. Highland

Highland

Meeting Room A

Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "The Final Revival of Opal and Nev" by Dawnie Walton. Copies are available at the Highland Branch.

Opal is a fiercely independent young woman pushing against the grain in her style and attitude, Afro-punk before that term existed. Coming of age in Detroit, she can’t imagine settling for a 9-to-5 job. So when the aspiring British singer/songwriter Neville Charles discovers her at a bar’s amateur night, she takes him up on his offer to make rock music together for the fledgling Rivington Records.

In early seventies New York City, just as she’s finding her niche as part of a flamboyant and funky creative scene, a rival band signed to her label brandishes a Confederate flag at a promotional concert. Opal’s bold protest and the violence that ensues set off a chain of events that will not only change the lives of those she loves, but also be a deadly reminder that repercussions are always harsher for women, especially black women, who dare to speak their truth.

Decades later, as Opal considers a 2016 reunion with Nev, music journalist S. Sunny Shelton seizes the chance to curate an oral history about her idols. Sunny thought she knew most of the stories leading up to the cult duo’s most politicized chapter. But as her interviews dig deeper, a nasty new allegation from an unexpected source threatens to blow up everything.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (19-99) |

TAGS: | Discussion Groups |

Highland

Phone: 219-838-2394

Branch manager
Heather

Hours
Mon, Jul 22 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Tue, Jul 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Thu, Jul 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jul 27 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 28 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 small group 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.

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