Skidompha Public Library will hold several book groups via Zoom in the coming weeks.

The monthly Virtual Book Discussion Group for Adults will resume on Monday, September 13, at 10 a.m. and continue to meet every second Monday of the month. “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer will be the first selection.

A new Virtual Mindfulness Meditation Book Discussion Group will launch on Monday, September 27, at 10 a.m. to extend and complement a meditation group that has been meeting and practicing together weekly since April 2020. All are welcome; it is not necessary to participate in the meditation group to join this book group. The group will meet quarterly. The September focus will be “Radical Compassion” by Tara Brach.

For more information about either group, or to sign up, email Jeannette at

Leigh Anne Keichline, a Skidompha patron and educator trained in racial equity and diversity work, will again offer the Anti-Racism Book Group for Skidompha patrons. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 15, at 5:30 p.m. and will meet one Wednesday evening mid-month, discussing one text or film using guided questions and supplemental materials. Participants will discuss “High on the Hog,” a short series on African American culinary history. To join, email Keichline at and put Skidompha Book Club in the subject line.