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When They Call You A Terrorist

Libraries Read: 1 Book Discussion

2018-10-17 14:00:00 2018-10-17 15:00:00 America/Chicago When They Call You A Terrorist Libraries Read: 1 Book is an annual "library community read" project focusing on professional development. Library staff from all types of libraries are encouraged to participate in the discussion. Merrillville

Wednesday, October 17
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-10-17 14:00:00 2018-10-17 15:00:00 America/Chicago When They Call You A Terrorist Libraries Read: 1 Book is an annual "library community read" project focusing on professional development. Library staff from all types of libraries are encouraged to participate in the discussion. Merrillville

Merrillville

Meeting Room B

Libraries Read: 1 Book is an annual "library community read" project focusing on professional development. Library staff from all types of libraries are encouraged to participate in the discussion.

According to GoodReads, this book is, "a poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America—and the co-founding of a movement that demands justice for all in the land of the free. Condemned as terrorists and as a threat to America, these loving women founded a hashtag that birthed the movement to demand accountability from the authorities who continually turn a blind eye to the injustices inflicted upon people of Black and Brown skin. Championing human rights in the face of violent racism, Patrisse transformed her personal pain into political power, giving voice to a people suffering inequality and a movement fueled by her strength and love to tell the country—and the world—that Black Lives Matter.

When They Call You a Terrorist is Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele’s reflection on humanity. It is an empowering account of survival, strength and resilience and a call to action to change the culture that declares innocent Black life expendable."

Librarians who submitted the title for consideration in the Libraries Read: 1 Book program felt it would be a fantastic point to bring this conversation into the libraries, and to help us better understand the communities that we serve.  Librarians will earn 1 LEU based on Indiana State Library guidelines.

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Merrillville

Phone: 219-769-3541

Branch manager
Erika

Hours
Mon, Feb 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Feb 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 15 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 16 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 17 12:00PM to 4:00PM

About the branch

The Merrillville branch library encompasses over 114,000 sq ft of electronic and print resources, and visual and musical collections. The library offers free WIFI, public internet computers, rooms for quiet study, and public meeting rooms. Our vast collections of Lake County history and genealogy sources make the Merrillville branch a popular destination for research by visitors from all around the country.

Merrillville branch has three fantastic floors of informational and recreational materials. The main floor contains our popular collection of new books, large-print material, magazines and newspapers, teen, anime, and an enormous selection of music and DVDs. Our Genealogy Room has numerous resources including microfilm of local newspapers, obituary indexes, and many other historical resources. Our Book Sale room, open during select hours Monday-Saturday, is full of unique finds. Merrillville Branch is also home to our Talking Books Department, which serves residents with physical or visual disabilities.

The Upper Level includes tables for quiet study, a tremendous reference collection, our “Indiana Room” for specialized Hoosier historical research, and our locally known statue “The Reader” by artist Hermann Gurfinkel.

The entire lower level houses our bright and airy Children's Department where children will find fun games, books, music and magazines to fulfill their reading pleasure as well as attend engaging kids’ programs. This is also where our public meeting rooms are located, where our library events and programs are held.

Upcoming events

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Feb 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Registration is now closed

Meeting Room B
Sat, Feb 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Meeting Room A
Mon, Feb 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Mon, Feb 18, 10:30am - 11:00am

Meeting Room B
Mon, Feb 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Feb 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Feb 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room C
Tue, Feb 19, 9:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Feb 19, 10:00am - 10:45am

Meeting Room A
Tue, Feb 19, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Feb 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room B
Tue, Feb 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
This event is full

Meeting Room A
Wed, Feb 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Wed, Feb 20, 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Meeting Room C
Thu, Feb 21, 9:30am - 11:00am

Upper level table
Thu, Feb 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Room B
Thu, Feb 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Meeting Room A
Fri, Feb 22, 10:00am - 11:00am

Meeting Room A
Fri, Feb 22, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Meeting Room B
Fri, Feb 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Sat, Feb 23, 10:30am - 11:00am

Meeting Room A
Sat, Feb 23, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Meeting Room B
Mon, Feb 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Feb 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room C
Tue, Feb 26, 9:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Feb 26, 10:00am - 10:45am

Meeting Room B
Tue, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
This event is full

Meeting Room A
Wed, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room C
Thu, Feb 28, 9:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Thu, Feb 28, 10:00am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Mar 01, 10:30am - 11:30am

Meeting Room B
Sat, Mar 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Mon, Mar 04, 10:30am - 11:00am

Meeting Room A
Mon, Mar 04, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Meeting Room B
Mon, Mar 04, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Mar 04, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room C
Tue, Mar 05, 9:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Mar 05, 10:00am - 10:45am

Meeting Room B
Tue, Mar 05, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Children's Programming Room
Wed, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Meeting Room C
Thu, Mar 07, 9:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Thu, Mar 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Meeting Room C
Thu, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Children's Programming Room
Sat, Mar 09, 10:30am - 11:00am

Meeting Room C
Sat, Mar 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Mar 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Meeting Room B
Mon, Mar 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A
Mon, Mar 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room C
Tue, Mar 12, 9:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Mar 12, 10:00am - 10:45am

Children's Programming Room
Tue, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Meeting Room B
Tue, Mar 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Meeting Room A
Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room C
Thu, Mar 14, 9:30am - 11:00am

Children's Programming Room
Thu, Mar 14, 10:00am - 11:00am

Meeting Room A
Thu, Mar 14, 6:15pm - 8:15pm

Children's Programming Room
Fri, Mar 15, 10:30am - 11:30am