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A coalition of bookstores and libraries in Western Massachusetts have joined together to form a new year-long program, Books Building Bridges , to promote literacy, education and libraries both in the U.S and Iraq. Many events are planned and more participants are sought ( get involved ).
Their first event, "Learning in a Time of War" is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29 at the Northampton Center for the Arts at 7:00. Professor Safaa Al-Hamdani, founder of Books for Baghdad will be among the guest speakers; director of the Jones Library in Amherst MA, Bonnie Isman will facilitate.