Events"Coming to America" Book Discussion Series and More

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"Coming to America" Book Discussion Series and More

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


The Yiddish Book Center's "Coming To America” Reading Groups For Public Libraries
Tales of the Immigrant Experience
A Book Discussion Series & More

Speaker: SJSU Professor Emeritus, Dr. David Mesher
: Sunday, May 17, 2020
Presenting: Enemies, A Love Story, by Isaac Bashevis Singer
(available as an eBook through the National Emergency Library)


Registration is required. 

  • This discussion will be held online via Zoom. Click here to register.
  • A  link and password will be sent to you in advance of the registration.

To download Enemies, A Love Story:

  1. Go to the National Emergency Library
  2. Under Getting Started, click on  Create Your Account Fill in the blanks & click on the blue tab to Sign up
  3. A verification e-mail will be sent to you
  4. You will be asked to verify your email address by clicking on the link provided
  5. You can then log in to continue
  6. In the search box, type Enemies, A Love Story
  7. Click on the blue Borrow tab 
  8. Note that the book can be checked out for two weeks  Then click on the blue tab to Borrow this Book
  9. Select from a number of Download Options, including one for print disabled users  and start reading
  10. Enjoy the book 
  11. We'll meet you at the Zoom discussion on May 17th 

To protect participants' privacy, this meeting will not be recorded and participants will have the option to rename themselves for the meeting. For those under 18 years of age who may be joining us, we recommend that a parent/legal guardian be with you during the meeting. Learn more about Zoom at

The Yiddish Book Center’s “Coming To America” Reading Groups for Public Libraries is made possible by a gift from Sharon Karmazin. In this program, librarians arrange reading groups to discuss three books of Yiddish literature in translation, and one book related to an immigrant community served by their library.

Suitable for:
Adults, ages 18+
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