Viewing Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritages
Stay engaged this Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month by joining us for a roundtable discussion of multi-ethnic identities. We will develop a shared awareness of, and inside, other cultures through the lens of a short story and its film adaptation.
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers is a realist story about bonds that form and dissolve among family members, specifically between a father and daughter. Please consider reading the short story and/or watching the movie prior to the discussion. The movie is set in the U.S. and features some dialogue in Mandarin Chinese. The short story appears in the collection of the same name by Yiyun Li. Copies of both the book and the DVD are available at the Coolidge Corner Library. You can also stream the film for free via the OverDrive website or Libby app.Add to Google Calendar
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Coolidge Corner - Meeting Room31 Pleasant Street, Brookline, MA 02446
The Coolidge Corner is located on the ground floor of the Coolidge Corner Library. There are three methods of access: (1) Use the main entrance, which is equipped with a ramp and door openers, followed by the lift in the far east corner of the ground floor. (2) Follow the outdoor ramp around the north side of the building to the ground floor entrance, which is equipped with a door opener, followed by three stairs from the hallway into the room, or (3) follow the outdoor ramp around the north side of the building to the back entrance, which is equipped with a door opener. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.
Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.