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100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

Tel: 617/287-5880
Fax: 617/287-5865
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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
Dinaw Mengestu

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Events

Kick-Off

Kick-Off Event for Book club leaders, panelists, and community leaders featuring webcast of book reading and q&a session with author Dinaw Mengestu, done at the Goddard Center in January 2015.

Event Location: 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Campus Center,, Boston, MA 02125

Date: Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

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Book Club

Grove Hall Library will host a book club.

Event Location: Grove Hall Library, 41 Geneva Avenue, Boston, MA 02121

Date: Mon, Feb 16, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

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Book Club

Fields Corner also has a large Vietnamese American clientele. This novel, which takes up the question of immigration, is one that will resonate well in this community.

Event Location: Fields Corner, 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA 02122

Date: Mon, Feb 16, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

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Book Club

Adams Street, which has a strong Vietnamese population, is eager to read the book and discover commonalities and difference between the Ethiopian American experience and the Vietnamese American experience.

Event Location: Adams Street Library, 690 Adams, Boston, MA 02124

Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

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Film Showing, "Sankofa"

After the film is shown, Q&A will be led by faculty member from the Africana Studies Department, UMass Boston.

Event Location: Dudley Public Library, 65 Warren Street, Boston, MA 02119

Date: Thu, Feb 19, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Date: Thu, Feb 19, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

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Charlestown Book Club

Beautiful Things Book Club led by Kathy Kire

Event Location: Charlestown Library, 129 Main Street, Boston, MA 02129

Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Citizenship and Immigration Panel

Sounding out the Opinion of a Younger Generation: Citizenship, Immigration, and Belonging in the Age of Ferguson; Intergenerational Commentary on the novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

Event Location: 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125

Date: Tue, Apr 14, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

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Adams Book Club

The Adams Street Library Book Club is led by Kate Brown.

Event Location: Adams Street Library, 690 Adams Street, Boston, MA 02124

Date: Wed, Apr 22, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Connolly Book Club

Beautiful Things Book Club led by Amy Manson

Event Location: Connolly Library, 433 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02130

Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Dudley Book Club

Beautiful Things Book Club led by Akunna Eneh

Event Location: Dudley Library, 65 Warren Street, Boston, MA 02119

Date: Tue, Apr 28, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

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