Noon Brown Bag and a Book

Bring your lunch and join us on the third Wednesday of every month for our noontime book group. We meet from noon until around 1PM in the Strassweg Auditorium on the lower level of the library. Light refreshments are served, along with a lot of good talk about a different book every month. Here’s our schedule for the next several months:

Just Mercy

Wednesday, February 15

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion and true justice. Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.