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MIT Reads community discussion: "The Casual Vacancy"

The MIT Libraries invites you to join the discussion about J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy, chosen in partnership with Alpha Chi Omega.

Often characterized as “a big novel about a small town,” The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults. Told against the backdrop of a seemingly perfect English town, it’s a tale of marriage, social class, and political intrigue that shines a light on social issues such as racism, poverty, domestic violence, and addiction.  All of this unfolds with Rowling’s characteristic eye for characters and story-telling flair, with a touch of dark humor.

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Location: W31-110 (duPont Entrance)
Refreshments will be served.
Open to the entire MIT community.  Sign up here to add this event to your calendar.


There is a wheelchair-accessible ramp and entrance to W31 on Vassar St. which leads to an elevator.  W31-110 will be on your immediate left when you exit.  The Massachusetts Ave. entrance to W31 includes a short flight of stairs and handrails with a card reader and accessible motorized door button to the left, followed by a longer flight of stairs to the first floor with handrails on each side. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:30pm - 6:30pm
W31-110 (SPXCE Intercultural Center)
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