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GSA leads OBOC community discussion

A recent roundtable discussion brought together MCCC’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance and others to cover their favorite parts, of Brit Bennett’s “The Vanishing Half.” Specifically, the relationships and the themes of gender and identity. “The Vanishing Half” was chosen for this year’s One Book, One Community program, tackling identity issues […]

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One Book, One Community sees changes for 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Monroe County organizations have made changes to 2021’s upcoming One Book, One Community events. Every year, the OBOC program encourages the community to read a selected book so it can be discussed and understood  as a community every year. The goal of the program is […]

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One Book, One Community events canceled to slow spread of coronavirus

One Book, One Community of Monroe (OBOC) had over 15 events scheduled for 2020. The coronavirus shut down all but one as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer increased restrictions on public gatherings. The events, scheduled for March 11 through April 3, included an on-stage conversation between Agora staff members and Dr. Mona […]

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One Book, One Community novel set in the Old West

2019 One Book, One Community book selection "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles, on display during the unveiling event at Bedford Branch Library Thursday evening. A morally complex historical fiction set in the Old West is this year’s One Book, One Community (OBOC) selection. “News of the World,” a […]

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Agora hosts immigration panel

Panel members Diego Bonesatti, Rev. Dr. Jill Hardt Zundell, Samad Nadeem, Mary Kamidoi and Cindy Garcia Immigration, deportation, and prejudice all continue to be hot button issues in the United States. On Wed, March 28, the Agora put a face to the issue by hosting the forum “Balancing Act: Security […]

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One Book, One Community 2018

  March 14 — One Book, One Community kickoff, 6-8 p.m., La-Z-Boy Center, Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. The event will feature a tribute to Asian culture: tai chi, origami, teas and other activities. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a used book sale. Copies […]

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One Book, One Community returns for 2018

Community Librarian Suzanne Krueger unveils this year's book (Photo by Vanessa Ray) One Book, One Community (OBOC) has enjoyed countywide support for the past 12 years. The mystery behind the next book is part of the excitement. On Sept. 13, those wondering what the 2018 choice would be got their […]

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Panel discusses organic, health and fresh food

Panel members (from left) Kathleen Goetz, Maurine Sharpe, Orlando Thorpe, and Richard Andres discuss topics touched on in The American Way of Eating. The health concerns of processed foods and the importance of going organic have been growing topic of discussion. This is a discussion that complements the topic of […]