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Afternoon Book Group -- The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

When:
Thursday, June 08, 2023, 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM
Where:
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Minnedore F Green
240-839-7043 (p)
 
Sarah Letnes
240-802-0580 (c)
Category:
Virtual ZOOM Event
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
The Afternoon Book Group will be held online monthly as a Zoom event. Contact Sarah Letnes at scletnes@gmail.com to find out the book selection for each month, how to obtain the book from the Montgomery County Library's online site, and how to log onto the Zoom teleconference site for the group meeting to discuss the book.

The June book will be The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict. In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. Pierpont Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps build a world-class collection. But Belle has a secret: she was born Belle Marion Greener, daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and well-known advocate for equality. Belle's alleged Portuguese heritage lets her pass as white, but she will go through great lengths to preserve her carefully crafted identity in a racist world. -- adapted from jacket.

The group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 3:00m to 4:30pm. Zoom contact information:

COMPUTER: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82563794596?pwd=QUU0aHVuQVhKVlVTa3ZrenR6ZVgyUT09

MEETING ID: 825 6379 4596

PASSCODE: 086398

PHONE: +13017158592



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