“One Book, One Community” Book Discussion

Join the Cuba Circulating Library for a virtual book discussion on Wednesday, March 24, at 7:00 p.m. as we chat about “Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth” by Sarah Smarsh. The author writes about growing up in Kansas during the 1980s and 90s in a family that worked very hard as farm laborers. Smarsh challenges readers to examine the class divide in our country, the myths surrounding people who earn less, and confront biases which cause working class poor to be treated as somehow “less than”.

We have several copies of the book available for the public. Call or stop by the library to pick up a free copy. The library has hot spots and tablets available for those who would like to join the virtual conversations. Contact the library at cuba@stls.org or 585-968-1668 for further information.

The Cuba Circulating Library will hold a series of “One Book, One Community” events over the next few months, centered around the book, so watch for additional events.

This initiative is made possible through a grant from Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).