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Author Marilyn Sanders Mobley

2024-07-16 19:00:00 2024-07-16 20:00:00 America/New_York Author Marilyn Sanders Mobley Join us when author Marilyn Sanders Mobley visits to discuss her latest book, <i>Toni Morrison and the Geopoetics of Place, Race, and Be/longing</i>. Beachwood Branch - Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)

Tuesday, July 16
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-16 19:00:00 2024-07-16 20:00:00 America/New_York Author Marilyn Sanders Mobley Join us when author Marilyn Sanders Mobley visits to discuss her latest book, <i>Toni Morrison and the Geopoetics of Place, Race, and Be/longing</i>. Beachwood Branch - Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)

Beachwood Branch

Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)

Join us when author Marilyn Sanders Mobley visits to discuss her latest book, Toni Morrison and the Geopoetics of Place, Race, and Be/longing.

About the author:

Marilyn Sanders Mobley is Emerita Professor of English and African American Studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the author of Folk Roots and Mythic Wings in Sarah Orne Jewett and Toni Morrison: The Cultural Function of Narrative and a spiritual memoir, The Strawberry Room, and Other Places Where a Woman Finds Herself.

Toni Morrison’s readers and critics typically focus more on the “what” than the “how” of her writing. In Toni Morrison and the Geopoetics of Place, Race, and Be/longing, Marilyn Sanders Mobley analyzes Morrison’s expressed narrative intention of providing “spaces for the reader” to help us understand the narrative strategies in her work.

Mobley’s approach is as interdisciplinary, intersectional, nuanced, and complex as Morrison’s. She combines textual analysis with a study of Morrison’s cultural politics and narrative poetics and describes how Morrison engages with both history and the present political moment.

Informed by research in geocriticism, spatial literary studies, African American literary studies, and Black feminist studies at the intersection of poetics and cultural politics, Mobley identifies four narrative strategies that illuminate how Morrison creates such spaces in her fiction; what these spaces say about her understanding of place, race, and belonging; and how they constitute a way to read and re-read her work.


Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mac's Backs - Books on Coventry.

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Beachwood Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 216-831-6868
Fax: 216-831-0412
Branch manager
Amia Wheatley

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jul 20 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jul 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Beachwood Branch first opened to the public on October 31, 1982. At the time, it was the first branch in the CCPL system to have an automated circulation system. Located just a few hundred yards from the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, the branch offers a drive-up window where customers can pick up requested materials, dedicated spaces for kids and teens, and a beautiful outdoor reading garden.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jul 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Have a great time dancing and moving to your favorite storytime music with beanbags, rhythm sticks, and more!

Mon, Jul 15, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Mon, Jul 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Join us at the Beachwood branch for knitting and informal chats about what everyone is reading.

Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Join us when author Marilyn Sanders Mobley visits to discuss her latest book, Toni Morrison and the Geopoetics of Place, Race, and Be/longing.

Wed, Jul 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (B) (18)
Monthly book discussion led by library staff.

Wed, Jul 17, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Use brown lunch bags to make a smash book to store mementos and ephemera.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jul 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jul 18, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Fri, Jul 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Explore Cleveland’s fashions and trends through the vast costume collections at the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Mon, Jul 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Have a great time dancing and moving to your favorite storytime music with beanbags, rhythm sticks, and more!

Mon, Jul 22, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 23, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Storytime Room
Join us as we help your child build kindergarten readiness skills in a program aligned to Ohio’s Early Childhood Standards.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jul 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Fri, Jul 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Storytime Room
Practice reading judgement free with a certified Therapy Dog
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Have a great time dancing and moving to your favorite storytime music with beanbags, rhythm sticks, and more!

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Tue, Jul 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Enjoy this program by the Cleveland Opera Theater and learn about the inspiration for these larger-than-life works of performance art.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Storytime Room
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jul 31, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Create a unique 3-D shadow box with your treasures.

Wed, Jul 31, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
An anecdotal and entertaining overview of Hemingway’s life and work, with Paula McLain, bestselling author of The Paris Wife.

Thu, Aug 01, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Find joy and learn social skills by meeting a Mini Therapy Horse from Fieldstone Farm

Wed, Aug 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Learn about this influential musician and how he helped shape the world of jazz.

Thu, Aug 08, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Get creative while learning something new!

Sat, Aug 10, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Tue, Aug 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Please join us for a discussion of "All You Have to Do Is Call" by Kerri Maher.