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JCLS Rogue Reads Program Events

December 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm



  • 6:00–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 — Consider This: Anti-RacismA panel of local experts discuss anti-racism, minority representation, and how to combat systemic injustice.
  • 6:00–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan19 — What is a Modern Family Anyway? In Jacqueline Woodson’s novels, we see that families come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and backgrounds. Learn about family structures different from your own, and share your experiences about what modern family looks like.
  • Starting Wednesday, Jan. 20 — If You Come Softly Teen Take-N-ReadVisit the Medford or Ashland library branches to pick up a Teen Take-N-Read kit with a complimentary copy of Jacqueline Woodson’s YA novel If You Come Softly.
  • 1:00–2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 — Tulsa Race Massacre: Historical Through-LineJacqueline Woodson’s Red at the Bone explores generational trauma stemming from the characters’ connection to the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Hannibal B. Johnson, author of Black Wall Street 100: An American City Grapples with its Historical Racial Trauma, will examine what happened in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921 and explore how it continues to impact our nation today.
  • Starting Saturday, Feb. 6 — Take & Make: The Day You Begin. Pick up a Valentine Take & Make Kit inspired by The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson. This Kit is an opportunity for families to talk about differences, and then give a valentine to “someone not quite like you.” Available while supplies last.
  • 5:00–6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 — Prince, Louis Armstrong, and Wu-Tang Clan: A Red at the Bone Playlist DiscussionExplore the role of music in Jacqueline Woodson’s Red at the Bone, including the historical and cultural impact of the artists featured in the novel.
  • 4:00–5:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 — Rogue Reads Author Talk with Jacqueline Woodson. Jacqueline Woodson discusses her work during a live, virtual author talk.
  • Rogue Reads, a new Jackson County Library Services (JCLS) program that encourages everyone in Jackson County to read and discuss the same books, will feature works by award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson. Rogue Reads will take place December 2020 through February 2021 and is designed to promote reading and build community through conversation. Everyone is invited to participate by reading the featured books, joining in a book discussion or program, and attending a live, virtual author talk with Ms. Woodson on Sunday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m.


December 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
February 21 @ 5:00 pm
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