3:30 - 4:30
If you enjoy some history in your fiction, spend an hour hashing out the details of—and the history behind—this month’s selection, Jacob Glatstein's The Glatstein Chronicles. On the eve of World War II, Glatstein traveled from his home in the U.S. to the bedside of his dying mother in Poland, and his novelization of that journey offers a unique insight into another era that bears a sometimes too-striking resemblance to our own.
This is a hybrid event. Registration is required for Zoom attendance. In-person attendance does not require registration.
This meeting of Somewhere in Time is the third installment of SFPL's participation in the Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups for Public Libraries, a reading and discussion program to engage teens and adults in thinking about experiences of displacement, migration, and diaspora. In this program, librarians organize reading groups to discuss three books of Yiddish literature in translation, and one book related to the experience of a community served by their library. The Yiddish Book Center’s “Stories of Exile” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is made possible by a gift from Sharon Karmazin.