Just Us Reading

Just Us Reading meets at 6:30pm on second Tuesdays at the library and on Zoom. This group for adults and teens provides a forum for diving deeper into some of the complex issues facing our communities, our country, and our world. Together, we will leave sound bites behind and consider various perspectives through reading, nuanced and respectful discussion, and the stories of others. Guest facilitated by Linda Strader. We meet at the library (outside, weather-permitting) and observe all COVID precautions.

Copies of the current title are available for checkout at the library, and are often also available as e-books or e-audiobooks through one of the library’s digital platforms.

Check out the club’s Facebook event, where you can interact with other readers and share content related to the books we’re reading.

2022 Schedule

Hidden Valley Road, by Robert Kolker
The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear
Gray Mountain, by John Grisham
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, by Isabel Wilkerson

January 11–Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family, by Robert Kolker

February 8The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear, by Kate Moore

March 8–Gray Mountain, by John Grisham

April 12–Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, by Isabel Wilkerson

May 10–TBA

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More about Just Us Reading

What is social justice, anyway?

Social justice is the “Fair treatment of all people in a society, including respect for the rights of minorities and equitable distribution of resources among members of a community.” (dictionary.com)

Why is this group valuable?

In our world of sound bites, social media, misinformation, and divided politics, it is important to engage in respectful conversation about complex topics, nurture empathy, and learn to see issues from a variety of perspectives, even if we don’t always agree.

What are some topics that might be explored?

Specific topics will partly be determined by the group. Here are some possibilities:

Caste

Disabilities

Drug Use Disorders

Economics

Environment

Food/hunger

Gun violence

Health & health care

Homelessness

Immigration/Migration/Refugees

Incarceration

Indigenous People

Law

Mental Illness

Poverty/wealth

Race/ethnicity

Sexual orientation/gender

Voting Rights

Women