Evening Book Club Wednesday, September 28

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The Columbus Public Library will be hosting an Evening Book Club on Wednesday, September 28 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. We will be taking a look at author Heather McGhee's book The Sum of Us

Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Maine to Mississippi to California, tallying what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm—the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others. McGhee finds proof of what she calls the Solidarity Dividend: the benefits we gain when people come together across race to accomplish what we simply can’t do on our own. 

This is a hybrid event, join us in-person in the lower level meeting room or live online via Zoom.. Due to limited seating, we ask that all who wish to attend either online or in-person please register here.


Thank You to Those Who Helped Make the Eunique Jones Gibson program possible

Thank you to sponsors who helped fund Enique Jones Gibbson program

The Columbus Public Library is grateful to the Columbus Area Endowment for their generous support of our programming. The Endowment is an incredible resource, and our community is fortunate to have it available. This event simply could not have taken place without the CAE.

In addition, we would like to acknowledge the support of The Virtual Project, which is a collaboration among the public libraries of Columbia County to bring virtual programming to their patrons. The participating Project members were instrumental in publicizing this program through their local libraries.

Last but not least, we would like to thank our patrons for attending this program. We like to repeat the library adage: "Bad libraries build collections. Good libraries build programs. Great libraries build communities." We are grateful to our wonderful Columbus community for their participation in all of our programs.

Our thanks to you all.

Columbus Literacy Council Looking for Tutors

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The Columbus Literacy Council is looking for tutors to work with children and adults of all abilities. The Columbus Literacy Council is able to offer, but are not limited to, ESL, remedial school help for all grades, GED test prep, citizenship and other subjects. If you would like to get involved, send an email with your name, phone and/or email, and area of interest columbusliteracycouncil087 [at] gmail.com

If you would like to work with a tutor, please send an email with your learning goal to interest to: columbusliteracycouncil087 [at] gmail.com