One of CPL's many gems is the Harsh Readers Circle, a book club devoted to reading and discussing African American literature that meets on the third Saturday of each month at Woodson Regional Library.
Because the book club reviews and discusses African American fiction and nonfiction, it's named after CPL's Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection, the largest archival collection of African American history and literature in the Midwest. The Harsh collection started as the Special Negro Collection at Hall Branch in the early 1930s.
More than 30 years later, we're still going strong. If you'd like an interesting, stimulating venue to read and discuss African American literature, join the Harsh Readers Circle!