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January Adult Book Club – The Moment of Lift

January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Calling all readers! The Bixby Book Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6pm. We read a variety of books, spanning the genres of contemporary, literary, and historical fiction, as well as non-fiction, biography, and classics. Didn’t read or finish the book? No worries! This is a no-judgement book club.

This meeting will be held in the Bixby Vermont Room, we are currently requiring masks inside the building and have large air filters all over the building.

Books can be reserved by emailing Laksamee at laksamee.putnam@bixbylibrary.org 

The January read is “The Moment of Lift” by Melinda Gates. View a list of past and upcoming reads here.

Description from Amazon:

How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings?and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.

For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift society up, you need to stop keeping women down.

In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book?to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.”

Melinda’s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention?from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world?and ourselves.

Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another.

When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.

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Date:
January 11
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Venue

Bixby Memorial Free Library – Vermont Room
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