Here at the Smiley Library, we are dedicated to providing lifelong learning experiences. To this end, we will be offering two educational programs in the near future.
On Saturday, February 29 at 2:00, Alpha Delta Kappa will hold their sixth annual Melinda Stevens World Understanding Book Club. This book club meets once a year to discuss books that open minds and broaden horizons through greater understanding of countries and cultures throughout the world.
This year, the book club will discuss The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See and For All the Tea in China by Sarah Rose. Both books bring attention to the history of China. Special guest Lisa See, author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane and many other bestsellers, will join the discussion via Skype at 2:15 to answer questions and discuss her book. This book club is free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. You are not required to have read the books in order to join in the discussion.
March is Women’s History Month, and there is much to celebrate this year. On Saturday, March 7, at 1:00, University of Redlands history professor Kathleen Feeley will present “Securing the Vote: The History of Women’s Suffrage in Redlands and Across the Nation.” This program honors the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment. We invite you to drop in for this lively, interactive presentation and learn about this vital part of women’s history. This program is also free and open to the public, and no reservations are needed.
Come on over and learn something new at the Smiley!