If you love to read and you have been looking for a great book to read, then the Amarillo Public Library has the perfect book for you.  Every season the Amarillo Public Library introduces a book for Amarillo Reads and then schedules several activities around the book.  Amarillo Reads for Spring just happens to be, Kind of Kin by Rilla Askew.

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Explore this book in several ways throughout the rest of the Spring.

Join the Fourth Tuesday Book Club, on Tuesday, April 25th at 11am, as they discuss the novel and have a great discussion on the book.  They meet at the Southwest Library, 6801 W. 45th

Another great event that fits with the them of the book is Succeed in America, the library offers free English as a second language and Citizenship classes.   Those classes will take place on Tuesday, April 25th at 6pm, East Branch 2232 E. 27th

If you can't make it to the Fourth Tuesday Book Club, then make plans to attend the Downtown Lunchtime Book Club as they discuss the book.  They meet on Thursday, April 27th at 12:15pm at the Downtown Library, 413 SE 4th.

Join Dr. Miguel A. Levario, Texas Tech University Associate Professon of U.S. History and Borderlands Studies and author of Militarizing the Border: When Mexicans Became the Enemy, for The Economics of Immigration and learn how immigration affects businesses and the economy.  This event will take place on Saturday, April 29th at 11am, Southwest Branch, 6801 SW 45th.

Join Counselors from Amarillo ISD for Stop the Cycle: Dealing with Childhood Conflict.  These counselors will discuss how to talk with children about dealing with conflict, whether it's disagreements or bullying.  Plus, help then learn how to work together to create a safe environment.  The event will be Tuesday, may 2nd at 6:30pm, North Branch,1500 NE 24th.

Then the event to wrap up Amarillo Reads, An Evening with Rilla Askew.  The author of Kind of Kin will be in Amarillo to discuss the book.  Rilla Askew will be at the Globe News Center on Monday, May 8th, 7pm.



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