On Monday, January 25, at 7:00pm Perrot Memorial Library will present a Zoom Book Discussion in partnership with Greenwich Pen Women on What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner, facilitated by Diane Tunick Morello of Greenwich Pen Women.
As the United States prepares to inaugurate a president after the divisive 2020 election and a contentious start to the new year, What Unites Us brings forth challenging and inspirational discussions allowing us to reflect on our country and what it stands for. Each section and the stories that follow seek to lift our national conversation out of our entrenched differences and to focus instead on shared values and experiences underpinning patriotism in America.
“After a year of hearing mean and divisive rhetoric, I needed to hear something that spoke to my better angels. Enter Dan Rather’s book, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism,” stated Diane Tunick Morello. “Rather presents America through the lens of patriotism, focusing on five dimensions that make us who we are — freedom, community, exploration, responsibility and character. Through essays and stories, Rather illuminates the grand experiment that is America and gives us a construct for understanding the resilience of individual Americans to help prepare us for the vast and real challenges America still must face.”
For those looking to borrow What Unites Us, the Greenwich libraries have five print copies and two books on CD in their catalog. In addition, there are e-book and e-audio book downloadable copies available from the Greenwich libraries’ Digital Library, which is open to lenders with a valid Perrot/Greenwich library card.
To register for this free event at the Perrot Memorial Library, please go to http://perrotlibrary.org/events.html.
Founded in 1904, Perrot Memorial Library is located in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, and is a private, 501(c)(3) institution, owned by the Perrot Library Association and affiliated (sharing a catalog) with the larger Greenwich Library system. The Library located on Sound Beach Avenue includes a children’s wing, a selection of 28,000 children’s books, over 29,000 adult books, with several different collections ranging from CDs and DVDs/Blu-Rays to periodicals. The main library also offers meeting space, public computers and WiFi. Youth Services and Adult Services host dozens of free programs throughout the year for Perrot members and the local community. The library is temporarily closed to the public but contactless curbside pick-up is available as well as digital resources, including e-books and e-audio books.
For more information about Perrot Memorial Library, including how to become a member of the Perrot Memorial Library Association, please visit www.perrotlibrary.org. Follow Perrot Library on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up-to-date on all programs and events. To register for adult programs visit: http://perrotlibrary.org/events.html
Greenwich Pen Women, a branch of the National League of Pen Women, is a nonprofit organization of professional women artists, musicians and writers. They offer mutual support and the exchange of ideas to encourage and to inspire excellence in original creative work. Read more at www.greenwichpenwomen.org.