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Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70th Anniversary

Seventy years ago, December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document promising all people freedom of speech, of worship, from want, and from fear. Debra L. DeLaet, Professor of Political Science, Drake University will give an overview of the Declaration, its influence on international human rights law, and ways everyday citizens can advance the cause of these rights.

Franklin Evening Book Discussion

Jan 8
Tuesday 6:30 pm

We will discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman:

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes... The only way to survive is to open your heart. - From the Publisher.

Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last.

cover of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Find

Franklin Afternoon Book Discussion

Jan 7
Monday 1:00 pm

We will discuss The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson:

With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of Gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.

Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last.

almost sisters book cover



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