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CHI (V) - SIG City Book Club - New Date! March 7th! The Personal Librarian



Come join other TTN book lovers for our March book club discussion of The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray.

The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan's personal librarian—who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true, from New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict and acclaimed author Victoria Christopher Murray.

In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps build a world-class collection.

But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She was born not Belle da Costa Greene but Belle Marion Greener. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality. Belle's complexion isn't dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as white—her complexion is dark because she is African American.

The Personal Librarian tells the story of an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, and shares the lengths to which she must go—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives. - Goodreads

 



 
 



Where: virtual via zoom. A link will be sent to all who registered close to the date.

Event contact: Del McCormick and Terry Richardson

The TTN City Book Group is a TTN Special Interest Group where each month we select a book to read and then meet to discuss it. We usually meet once a month on a Tuesday at 7 PM. If you are interested in joining, email Del McCormick or  Terry Richardson. New members are welcome!



Due to the limited capacity of this event, please be respectful of your fellow members and register only if you plan to participate. If you do need to cancel, please cancel as early as possible so that someone on the waitlist can join us. Thanks!



When:
Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Additional Info:
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TTN Chicago Covid Policy: Vaccination is required for all TTN Chicago sponsored indoor events. Proof of ID and vaccination may be required to enter some public places. We will adhere to any applicable mask mandates. Out of courtesy to your fellow TTN members, please do not attend an event if you are experiencing any Covid symptoms.
Capacity:
14
Available Slots:
6
No Fee