CALS Women’s Suffrage Book Club

May 31, 2022 ~ 6:30 p.m.

Book – Women Making History: The 19th Amendment essays compiled by the National Park Service
Scholar – Kelly Houston Jones, Arkansas Tech University

Register

Copies of each book are available to borrow through the CALS Roberts Library and can be reserved through the Zoom registration form. Women Making History is available through the National Park Service website. Or you can purchase copies through The Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square. 


June 28, 2022 ~ 6:30 p.m.

Book – Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha S. Jones
Scholar – Courtney Bradford, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

Register

Copies of each book are available to borrow through the CALS Roberts Library and can be reserved through the Zoom registration form. Vanguard is available for checkout as a book through the CALS Library Catalog. Or you can purchase copies through The Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square. 


July 26, 2022 ~ 6:30 p.m.

Book – Ida B. the Queen by Michelle Duster
Scholar – Cherisse Jones-Branch, Arkansas State University

Register

Copies of each book are available to borrow through the CALS Roberts Library and can be reserved through the Zoom registration form. Ida B. the Queen is available for checkout as a book through the CALS Library Catalog. Or you can purchase copies through The Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square.


August 30, 2022 ~ 6:30 p.m

Book – The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
Scholar – Wendy Lucas, University of Central Arkansas

Register

Copies of each book are available to borrow through the CALS Roberts Library and can be reserved through the Zoom registration form. The Once and Future Witches is available for checkout as a book through the CALS Library Catalog. Or you can purchase copies through The Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square.


 

April 26, 2022 ~ 6:30 p.m.

Book – A Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss
Scholar – Stephanie Haught Wade, Historic Arkansas Museum

Watch the Program



WHAT?

The CALS Women’s Suffrage Book Club is a book discussion series focusing on texts about the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States. Each of the five sessions will include a brief presentation by a local scholar followed by a discussion of the book.

WHEN?

The series will run from April 2022 through August 2022. Each discussion will be held on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Participants are welcome to attend any or all of the monthly book discussion groups, registering for each individually.

WHERE?

All sessions will be virtual on Zoom and live streamed through the CALS YouTube channel. Viewers on the CALS YouTube channel will be able to view the program but will not be able to participate in the book discussion.

HOW DO I GET A COPY OF THE BOOK?

Ten copies of each book are available to borrow through the CALS Roberts Library (local pickup at any CALS branch). These can be reserved through the Zoom registration form for each monthly discussion (NOT through other CALS branches or CALS.org). Additional copies of the Women’s Suffrage Book Club titles are available for checkout through the library catalog at CALS.org. Or you can purchase copies through The Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square. 

QUESTIONS?

Contact Heather Zbinden at CALS Roberts Library – hzbinden@cals.org or 501.320.5744

The program is funded by Let’s Talk About It: Women’s Suffrage, a humanities discussion project from the American Library Association (ALA) supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).