This week, we’re offering space for parents and caregivers to openly discuss how to talk to kids about race, the pandemic, and other tough topics. If you would like to attend, please email us at so that we can send you the Zoom link and password. You may also email any discussion questions you’d like to submit to the group.

For a curated list of materials that touch on issues of race, civil rights, and culture, see these materials in the library’s catalog.

(If you have ideas about materials we should add to the library’s collection, please let us know!)

Next week we will start talking about our next book, The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us by Paul Tough.

Westbank Libraries’ Parenting and Education Conversations touches upon topics in parenting and education, with a focus on the psychology that informs our approach to raising and teaching children in grades K-12. Participants engage in lively discussions on the topic, and we encourage educators and parents to attend to offer multiple perspectives and voices.

Book club titles for 2020:

Antonio Buehler founded Abrome to fundamentally change the way the world views education. He wants society to reject the notion that education should be a standardized product in which children are expected to be passive recipients of instruction that is chosen and delivered by adults. Antonio wants learners to be able to direct their own education so they can live rich, fulfilling lives. He believes that by providing learners with the opportunity to take full ownership of their education, Abrome will help save millions of lives, and in the process change the world.

Antonio earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy, an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.