november, 2019

23nov12:30 pm2:00 pmMahaba Book ClubSaturday, November 23

Event Details

The goal of the Mahaba Book Club (Mahaba is Swahili for love) is to increase young people’s knowledge of African-American culture through literature. It is also designed to help cultivate a love of reading that helps students in school.

Mahaba Bookclub seeks 10-15 adolescents and young adults ages 13-19 who will read African-American literature.
Members will read (fiction and nonfiction) that includes (novels, essays, short stories, etc) weekly. Members will need a library card or Libby (an app that allows patrons to check out ebooks).
We will try to get as many hardback and paperback books as possible. We will ask the community to purchase books as well as lend books. We will also have light refreshments and develop one or two community service projects.

We will read and discuss the selections once a week (Tuesdays 5:30pm-7:00pm) and every other Saturday (12:30pm-2:00pm). Some of our discussions will be online, especially during inclement weather. In order to learn, fellowship, and be effective we must have regular attendance.}

November 12th
November 19th
November 23rd
December 3rd
December 7th
December 10th
December 17th
December 21st
Additional Notes:
If there is anything within any literature that can be triggering for any student, such as mentions of domestic violence, sexual violence, these trigger warnings will be stated prior to assigning of the literature. At times, an alternative piece of literature may be chosen, however, this will be limited to maintain the flow and continuity.
Student will be asked to decrease the amount of technology used during this time (i.e. cellphones and computers). Cell phones and computers can be distractions to engaging thoroughly in the literature.
For books in which there is a film adaptation, we will watch it after reading the literature.


(Saturday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Fearless Winston Salem

1002 Brookstown Avenue