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From the Director -- August 2017

Read a book… Discover a culture… Connect with your community… Teach your children… Enrich your life… Join Shaping Summit Together, the Mayor’s Forum on Diversity, the Summit Interfaith Council and the Summit Free Public Library in reading Michael Lewis' The Blind Side.  It is the true story of Michael Oher who begins his life challenged by the circumstances of his birth family and is nurtured into a life of hope and opportunity. The power of love from the family who welcomed Michael into their lives and provided him with education and mentoring transforms his natural physical traits into a powerhouse profile for a career in pro-football. Michael Lewis’ gift of storytelling offers the reader a chance to delve into topics of classism, race, unconditional love and the very heart of debate involving nature vs. nurture.

The Summit Library will host two book discussions on the book on Friday, September 15th at 12:30 pm and on Wednesday, September 27th at 7:30 pm. The film starring Sandra Bullock will be shown on Monday, September 18th at 12:30 pm and again at 7:30 pm. Look for information on a culminating event, a discussion of the many issues brought up in the book, to be held at Summit High School on a date to be announced in October. Pick up your copy of the book at the Summit Library and join the community-wide conversation.

Susan Permahos, Director

Summit Free Public Library