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Five Towns: One Book – 2022

Continuing the conversation we began last year with Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste, CURE is again holding a series of moderated discussions hosted by local libraries culminating with a talk by the author herself. This year, the book is the New York Times bestseller, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGee. You can place a hold on the book via the catalog or you can download it immediately from Libby/Overdrive.  Author Heather McGhee herself will speak on March 27.  Discussions will be held virtually and in person throughout February and March at participating Libraries. The moderated panel discussion hosted by Larchmont Public Library is March 19, but here are all the scheduled programs. Click on the date for further details and to register:

  • February 17, 7pm at the Rye Free Reading Room. A discussion about Chapter 8: The Same Sky with Jennifer Mitchell and Paul Presendieu.
  • February 27th, 2:30pm at The Harrison Public Library. A discussion about Chapter 10: The Solidarity Dividend. Guest speakers TBD.
  • March 9th, 7:30pm at The Mamaroneck Public Library.  A discussion about Chapter 9: The Hidden Wound with Cyndi Carnaghi-Collins and Heath Pearson.
  • March 19th, 2pm at The Larchmont Public Library.  A discussion about Chapter 7: Living Apart with Maria Dautruche and Matt Gonzales.
  • March 27th, 2pm at location TBD. A discussion with Heather McGhee, author of The Sum of Us.

Sponsored by CURE (The Coalition for Understanding Racism through Education), LMC MediaWestchester Library System and these five community libraries: HarrisonLarchmontMamaroneckNew Rochelle, and Rye. With generous support from the Westchester County Board of Legislators.