The night of California’s Primary Election (polls close at 8 pm!), join us for a celebration of the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote. We will discuss women’s suffrage in the context of The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio.
Book summary: Vera Keller, the daughter of German immigrants in turn-of-the century New York City, finds her life upended when the man she loves becomes engaged to another woman. Angelo’s wealthy new wife, Pearl, has defied her family’s expectations by devoting herself to the suffrage movement. In Pearl, Vera finds an unexpected dear friend — and a stirring new cause of her own.
Note the temporary change of location: West Hollywood Park Sky Room (approximately 200 feet from the library)