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Book Club

The next meeting of the State Library's book club will be held:

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 12 Noon to 1pm
Location: Keystone Building, Keystone Conference Center, River Room
The Book: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

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.

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 in the pursuit of true justice.

This is a new meeting place for us with the relocation of the State Library’s services to the Keystone Building for the next few years. When you enter the Keystone Building from North St. Go up the steps into the Atrium and turn right into the first hallway. The center is on the right-hand side. Come into the Conference center and you will see where we are set up.

Books read for this club are available in a variety of formats at your local library. Commonwealth employees can also use EZBorrow through the State Library's website to have it delivered right to the State Library. For more information about how to use EZBorrow call our reference desk at 717-783-5950.

No Need for a reservation.

Contact Kathy Hale (kahale@pa.gov) or 717-787-2327 for more information