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Massasoit Reads: Community Book Discussion: Feb- A Raisin in the Sun

Join the Massasoit librarians for monthly book discussions, highlighting different genres and issues raised. Reading the book is not a prerequisite for attending the discussion.

February Massasoit Reads Book Discussion

a Raisin in the Sun

It’s time for a brand new semester of Massasoit Reads, our monthly book discussion! We are changing things up for February and will be discussing a play by Lorraine Hansberry. Written in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun explores issues of racial inequality, gender roles, and the American dream. It was the first play written by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway.

The Massasoit Theatre Company will be performing A Raisin in the Sun in mid-March. Gear up for the main event by attending our book discussion on February 22 at 2pm in the comfortable seating area at the back of the library. Theatre Faculty Professor Corinne Mason will be joining us as our guest, and if we are really lucky, some of the actors may be there as well. Perhaps we will be treated with a sneak preview of the March performance.

Your busy schedule will not suffer as it is a fairly short drama, and the library has plenty of copies available. So remember that auspicious date: 2/22@2. We look forward to a lively discussion!

Harlem (What Happens to a Dream Deferred?)

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore--
And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

- Langston Hughes

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun - Original Trailer

A Raisin in the Sun: Character Studies Conversations (Films on Demand)

Mark Your Calendar

WHEN: February 22, 2017 

TIME: 2:00-3:00 pm

WHERE: Casual library seating area, near back windows

Discussion Leader

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Madge Boldt
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