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Coming to America –
Reading Groups for Public Libraries—
Yiddish Literature in Translation
Join us as we kick off a special book discussion series focusing on the immigrant experience through the lens of Yiddish literature.
Studio City Branch will host a discussion of Enemies, a Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer on Saturday, February 29, 3:30 PM. This event is free and open to the public.
Enemies, A Love Story explores a unique love-quadrangle (revolving around one man) grappling with post-Holocaust existence in New York. Singer’s themes of passion, loyalty, betrayal, and disorientation make for a compelling read.
Copies can be borrowed from the branch or checked out from the library as holdings allow. This book discussion will be facilitated by local Yiddish scholar Miri Koral, CEO and Founding Director of the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language.
Downloadable reading discussion guides with lots of cool information for each of the titles to be discussed are available on the LAPL website. Feel free to check them out under Reading Resources. The PDF files are at the bottom of each page.
The Yiddish Book Center’s “Coming to America” Reading and Discussion program at the LA City Public Libraries aims to engage teens and adults in thinking about immigrants’ experiences when encountering America: In what ways do immigrants change America, and in what ways does America change immigrants?