BPL will be hosting a book discussion group on George Orwell's 1984 every month for 48 months beginning in January 2017. Each discussion cycle will be facilitated by a librarian, writer, community member, artist, etc. If you are interested in facilitating a 1984 discussion, please contact us for information on setting it up.

The Monday April sessions will be led by Michael Carey. Michael is the Televisit Services Coordinator at Brooklyn Public Library. From 2009-2015, Michael was Executive Director of College Initiative, a community based organization committed to creating and sustaining pathways to and through postsecondary education for formerly incarcerated and court-involved New Yorkers. He was involved in the program from its founding in 2002 and has extensive experience in the design and implementation of reentry education programming, including a nationally recognized peer mentoring program. He co-founded the New York Reentry Education Network and the Interdependence Prison Project and is currently a Studio Associate with the Studio at The Edge of the World, an Australian-based design think-tank, and a Subject Matter Expert for the Department of Education’s national Improved Reentry Education project.

This April cycle will meet for three consecutive sessions on Monday April 10th, April 17th, and April 24th. The discussions will be held in the Trustees' Room on the third floor from 7-8:30pm.

Registrants are encouraged to attend all three sessions.

A copy of the text will be provided free of charge for all participants. To sign up for the group, please contact nhiggins@bklynlibrary.org or call 718.230.2745 

The April 2017 discussion group will be limited to 20 participants.

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