A Book Club is a reading group which meets three times during the semester to read and talk about the selected book. Mesa Community College has two active book clubs during a semester, each based at a campus location. For the Spring 2017 semester, both campuses are reading the same book.
All employees and students at any Mesa Community College location are invited to participate. There is no charge - except the cost of the book. Come join in the fun!
If you can't make it to an location for the meetings or want to continue the conversation outside of the meetings, you can participate online in Canvas. Just self-enroll for the MCC Book Club course! We will hopefully see you there.
Jimmy Santiago Baca's harrowing, brilliant memoir of his life before, during, and immediately after the years he spent in a maximum-security prison garnered tremendous critical acclaim and went on to win the prestigious 2001 International Prize. Long considered one of the best poets in America today, Baca was illiterate at the age of twenty-one and facing five to ten years behind bars for selling drugs. A Place to Stand is the remarkable tale of how he emerged after his years in the penitentiary -- much of it spent in isolation -- with the ability to read and a passion for writing poetry. A vivid portrait of life inside a maximum-security prison and an affirmation of one man's spirit in overcoming the most brutal adversity, A Place to Stand "stands as proof there is always hope in even the most desperate lives" -- (Fort Worth Morning Star-Telegram).
We will be screening a documentary based on his book in LB300 (3rd floor of the S&D library) on the following dates:
Below is the trailer to the documentary.
Please join us on Tuesday, January 31st, for our initial meeting to receive the book and talk about the reading schedule.
For more information, contact Janell Alewyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-461-7266.
Southern & Dobson Book Club meetings take place on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:00pm in the Reading Room in the Library (LB300).
|Meeting Date||Notes and Such|
|1/31/2017||Initial meeting. Hand out books.|
|2/21/2017||1st book club discussion.|
Book club luncheon with the author from noon-1:00. RSVP required.
|4/4/2017||2nd book club discussion.|
|4/25/2017||3rd book club discussion.|
For more information, contact Marie Brown at email@example.com or 480-654-7743.
Red Mountain Book Club meetings take place on Mondays from 1:00 to 2:00pm in M200.
|Meeting Date||Notes and Such|
|2/13/2017||Book club discussion.|
|3/6/2017||Book club discussion.|
|3/7/2017||Book club luncheon with the author from noon-1:00. RSVP required. (At S&D)|
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