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CHAIRMAN’S BOOK CLUB @ DOWNTOWN LIBRARY FEATURES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH SELECTION ON FRIDAY, MARCH 10

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For Immediate Release:     February 24, 2017

Chairman’s Book Club @ Downtown Library Features

Women’s History Month Selection on Friday, March 10

Rebecca Traister’s thought-provoking 2016 bestseller All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation is the discussion focus of the Chairman’s Book Club program at the Downtown Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, on Friday, March 10 at 12 noon.  This event is free and open to the public, offered as part of the commemoration of March as Women’s History Month.

Discussing the book will be a panel moderated by guest host Karen King, executive director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, and including Farhana Hasan, project manager, Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership, University at Buffalo; Cecily Rodriguez, founder, consulting firm Shift Happens, LLC; and Carolyn Washington, retired Army officer and University at Buffalo Ph.D. student.

From reviews:
“A mix of interviews and historical analysis, All the Single Ladies is a well-researched, deeply informative examination of women’s bids for independence, spanning centuries. ‘In 2009,’ Traister writes, ‘the proportion of American women who were married dropped below 50 percent.’ The systems and traditions of the country, however, aren’t built to celebrate or even accommodate this growing cohort of unmarried women, and so All the Single Ladies is arriving just in time.” – NY Times Book Review

“…a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman. Covering class, race, sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, All the Single Ladies is destined to be a classic work of social history and journalism.” -- Goodreads

Copies of the book are available from any of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries or by request with your Library card from www.BuffaloLib.org.  

The next Chairman’s Book Club selection will be The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation by Randall Fuller (2017), to be discussed on a date to be announced.  

For further information on library activities, consult www.BuffaloLib.org or
call 716-858-8900.                                             

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