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Literature at Lunch 

The next virtual Literature and Lunch gathering will be on Saturday, March 20, from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Join Gail Lipsitz for a discussion of "Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books" by Aaron Lansky. As a 23-year-old graduate student, Lansky set out on a quest to save abandoned Yiddish books before it was too late. In this engaging book, published in 2005, with his storyteller's flair and great sense of humor, Lansky shares his adventures and the unforgettable people he met as he traveled the country collecting books. The title of the very first chapter, "Out of the Dumpster," is a hint of what follows. Lansky went on to found the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, which is keeping Yiddish language, literature and culture alive. After we discuss the book, Reuben will tell us about the amazing work of the Yiddish Book Center today.
The book is not available in the BCPL system, but used copies in good condition can be purchased for about $4 on Betterworldbooks or at bookfinder.com, and new for $16 from Barnes and Noble.  Start reading this book now.  
 For more information, please contact Gail Lipsitz. 
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