Author Visit and Book Discussion with Virginia Eubanks

Wednesday, June 26th at 6:00 pm
Main Library

automating inequality

In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile. “This book is downright scary,” says Naomi Klein, “but with its striking research and moving, indelible portraits of life in the ‘digital poorhouse,’ you will emerge smarter and more empowered to demand justice.”

Join us for a … rousing conversation about this timely and provocative book. Copies of the book are available at the main library for check out. We will also have copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.

Register online. 

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Book Discussion Group: Lansingburgh Branch

Tuesdays at 6:15 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Pile of booksA monthly book group that meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed.  Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you!

  • June 25th – Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • July 23rd – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • August 20th – Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
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Book Discussion Group: Main Library

Mondays at 6:30 pm
Main Library

books

A monthly book group that meets to discuss a wide range of book selections. New members are always welcomed.  Monthly participation is not necessary, come for the books that interest you!

Ask for a copy at the desk.

  • February 4th: We Were 8 Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • March 4th: Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien
  • April 1st: Elephant Company: The inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in WWII by Vicki Croke
  • May 6th: Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
  • June 3rd: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
  • July 1st: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  • August 5th:  Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • September 9th: Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • October 7th: The Power by Naomi Alderman
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