On Sept. 22, 2017, APBP sorted through the letters we have received over the past decade! This is step-one in our plan to create a digital archives.
Wondering what the women’s book club will be reading? Here is our fall schedule!
September 1 Writing Workshop
September 29 “Worse Than Slavery”: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice by David Oshinsky. Excerpt from Slavery By Another Name by Douglas Blackmon
October 13 Writing Workshop
October 27 The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
November 10 Writing Workshop
December 1 God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
December 16 Writing Workshop / Celebration
before & after
So grateful to our amazing summer interns and volunteers–Katie Vogelpohl, Beth Staley, Corina Scott, Emilie Shumway–who have spent hours & hours pruning our shelves. The workspace is light and airy, and the books people want so much easier to find!
Every now and then someone in prison sends APBP a donation. Usually this comes in the form of 5 or 10 dollars. The other day we received a check for $150.00 from a man incarcerated in Pound VA. He thanked us for a Ralph Compton book that we had sent and said he wanted to make a “small donation” to our educational outreach project. “I’ll be 70 years old in December and reading is one of the real pleasures I get out of life.” He also offered to send back to APBP the books that we send to him after he has read them. That way “you can send them back out … I look forward to reading the varied subjects you send me.”