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The Otto Bruyns Public Library is proud to offer virtual programming for the education and entertainment of our community.  Virtual programs for adults will include lecture series, book talks and workshops.  These programs are open to the public. Meeting hosts will remove any participants from the program who do not follow the Otto Bruyns Public Library's Use of Library Policy.  We're excited to be reconnecting!

 "Literature, Revolution, and Social Change: South Asian Women at the Forefront" by Dr. Arnab Roy. Dr. Arnab Dutta Roy received his PhD in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Connecticut with specializations in human rights, postcolonial theory and modern South Asian literature. His current book project, Universalism in South Asian Literatures, draws on interdisciplinary work from the fields of postcolonial theory, literary cognition, gender and sexuality, narrative empathy, and human rights to analyze literary responses to colonialism in a range of modern works produced in Hindi, Bangla, and English.

His works have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as the South Asian Review, Humanities, and the Literary Universals Project. His research bears fundamentally on his pedagogy, which he has developed and refined over the last ten years teaching courses on world literature, human rights and postcolonial theory at institutions including Stockton University, University of Connecticut, and Illinois State University.

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Tuesday, November 17, 6pm join us for a program on the life of Otto Bruyns.  This program is given by his daughter, Carol Shaw.  Learn about Bruyn's immigration from Holland, his involvement in Northfield politics and community and his support for this library.

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Tuesday, December 1, 6pm join us for a Book Talk on By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolano.  Copies of this book are currently available to check out at the library.  Enjoy the read and join us for a conversation with Dr. Gorica Majstorovic. Dr. Majstorovic is Professor of Spanish and Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Stockton University. Before joining Stockton in 2002, she was a Mellon Fellow at Northwestern University. A scholar of Latin American literature, Professor Majstorovic has published extensively and presented at national and international conferences. She is the author of Global South Modernities: Modernist Literature and the Avant-Garde in Latin America and co-editor of Cultural and Literary Dialogues Between Asia and Latin America.

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Virtual Story Time!
Tune in to hear prerecorded Story Times.  Crafts can be picked up at the library circulation desk for the *almost* full experience.