Let’s Taco ’bout It

Let’s Taco ’bout It meets at 6:30pm on second Tuesdays at the library and on Zoom. Life is complex and many-layered, kind of like a taco. Chew on some of the issues facing our world—and on actual tacos, too—in this discussion group for adults and teens. Guest facilitated by Linda Strader.

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
The Sentence, by Louise Erdrich
All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir Manifesto, by George M. Johnson
No Land to Light On, by Yara Zgheib
Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival, and Hope in an American City, by Andrea Elliott
Breath, Eyes, Memory, by Edwidge Danticat
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century, by Jessica Bruder
Dear Martin, by Nic Stone

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–The Sentence, by Louise Erdrich

June 14–All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir Manifesto, by George M. Johnson

July 12–No Land to Light On, by Yara Zgheib

August 9–Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival, and Hope in an American City, by Andrea Elliott

September 13–Breath, Eyes, Memory, by Edwidge Danticat

October 11–Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century, by Jessica Bruder

November 18–Dear Martin, by Nic Stone

December 13–Reader’s choice! Pick a title on a topic that interests you and come share with the group.

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What do we taco ’bout, and why?

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. This group provides a forum for diving deeper into some of the complex issues facing our world through reading, nuanced and respectful discussion, and the stories of others. (And tacos.)

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