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The Power of  a Rose book
Kirby McCurtis, North Portland Library Administrator
Published: 17 August 2017

mccurtis kirbyKirby McCurtis, Administrator, North Portland LibraryIf you have been thinking about joining a book club, or been curious as to why people participate in book clubs, visit your local library and learn more about the book clubs we host each month. Book clubs offer a way to get to know your neighbors, engage in conversations about books, and a chance to broaden your perspective by reading new authors. 

Pageturners is the official Multnomah County Library book club, and there are several Pageturners groups with each selecting different books to read. 

At North Portland Library, Pageturners Black Voices focuses on books written by and about African and African American authors.The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p. m. and is currently recruiting new members. 

"I'm excited to meet people from different communities in Portland and introduce them to authors they may not be as familiar with," says Tishaa, library assistant and leader of Pageturners Black Voices. 

Pageturners Black Voices resumes from its summer break on September 12 with author Mario DePriest visiting the group to discuss his book, The Power of a Rose: Man-to-Man About Women, Romance and Communication. In this book DePriest writes frankly about starting and sustaining a relationship. The book is filled with suggestions, experiences and hints that can possibly save a fading relationship or enhance a successful one. Pick up a free copy of the book at North Portland Library so you can participate in the conversation. 

Pageturners Black Voices will also be reading several other titles this year:


Pageturners is supported by a generous grant from the Friends of the Library.

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