Thu, Sep 08|
September Book Club: All Adults Here
Join Brooklyn for this months book club, as we explore one of this years most talked about books: All Adults Here by Emma Straub. We will spend time hanging with on another and deep diving into this novel. Join in person or online!
Time & Location
Sep 08, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Amsterdam, Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
About the Event
When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she’d been to her three, now-grown children. But to what consequence? Astrid’s youngest son is drifting and unfocused, making parenting mistakes of his own. Her daughter is intentionally pregnant yet struggling to give up her own adolescence. And her eldest seems to measure his adult life according to standards no one else shares. But who gets to decide, so many years later, which long-ago lapses were the ones that mattered? Who decides which apologies really count? It might be that only Astrid’s thirteen-year-old granddaughter and her new friend really understand the courage it takes to tell the truth to the people you love the most. In All Adults Here, Emma Straub’s unique alchemy of wisdom, humor, and insight come together in a deeply satisfying story about adult siblings, aging parents, high school boyfriends, middle school mean girls, the lifelong effects of birth order, and all the other things that follow us into adulthood, whether we like them to or not.
Book club with book
+€0.59 service fee
+€0.59 service fee0
Book club (without book)
+€0.38 service fee
+€0.38 service fee0
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will this event take place?
The Labour Dept is located in the heart of Amsterdam west at 68 Postjesweg. Our Space is easy to get to by foot, bike or public transport (7, 17, 18, 1)
Does it matter where in my parenthood journey I am?
Unless specified, from pregnancy, to postpartum to raising teens- you're welcome to attend our events at any stage of your parenthood journey.
What facilities are available for babies?
We have a diaper changing station, water heater for bottles, breastfeeding chair and pillow and plenty of multisensory interactive toys for your mini.
What language will be spoken?
It's not uncommon for a group at The Labour Dept. to be made up with people from over 5 different countries. To accommodate our diverse community, all of our classes are taught in English.
How many people can I expect?
We like to keep things small in order to create an environment that facilitates community! On average we have between 5 and 15 participants.
Can I bring my mini?
We love babies and kids! Most of our events are mini friendly, if you're unsure please don't hesitate to send us an email email@example.com
Can I bring my stroller or pram?
Our space is small, please avoid bringing a pram. Stroller parking is outside.
Where can I see what else is coming up?
This page has all of our upcoming events broken down by pregnancy, postpartum, parenthood and mini :-)