Reading Club

2016 – 2017 “Book-This-Date”

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Children of the Stone

by Sandy Tolan

Date:  April 29, 2017
Time:  7:30pm – 9:00pm Where:  Winkler Library,
   160 Main Street, Winkler
Children of the Stone is the true story of Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan and his journey "from stone thrower to music student to school founder.”
Our selection group wanted a story that might help us to understand the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Children of the Stone is the true story of Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan and his journey "from stone thrower to music student to school founder.” You may be familiar with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a collaboration of Daniel Barenboim (conductor, Berlin State Opera) and the late Edward Said (Palestinian intellectual and literature professor at Columbia University). You may have seen the documentary ”Knowledge is the Beginning” and its recorded performance of “The Ramallah Concert.” Young Ramzi was a student in that orchestra and his career and work carries forward the vision of using music to bridge the deep divide in the Middle East.
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harper-lee-bookGo Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Date:  January 14 , 2017
Time:  7:30pm – 9:00pm Where:  Winkler Library, 160 Main Street, Winkler
Written before the Pulitzer-Prize winning To Kill a Mockingbird, this sort-of-sequel depicts the racial tensions in the American South during the 1950s. “Scout” (Jean Louise) Finch, now an adult woman and living in New York City, returns home to Maycomb, Alabama for a two-week visit. Once there, she must come to terms with how her views on race complicate both love and loyalty.
Copies Available:Go Set a Watchman is available at the Bible Book Store in Winkler. If you indicate that you are a participant in the Reading Club, you should get a discount.