Announcing “Books and Brew” at White Lion Brewing

September 10 will be the first meeting of a quarterly book club for young professionals.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – In a new collaborative effort between Springfield City Library, Liberty Bank, and White Lion Brewing Co., a unique book club is coming to Springfield this September.

This new and exciting program will be hosted at White Lion Brewing located in downtown Springfield at 1500 Main Street and will meet quarterly on Tuesdays after work from 5:00pm to 6:30pm with the first event starting on September 10.

Dates and books to read:

  • September 10, 2024: Culture and Cash: Lessons from the First Generation Mentor for Managing Finances and Cultural Expectations
  • December 10, 2024: Finance for the People: Get a grip on your finances
  • March 11, 2025: Your first million: why you don’t have to be born into a legacy of wealth to leave one behind
  • June 10, 2025: The Anti-Racist Business Book: An Equity-Centered Approach to Work, Wealth, and Leadership

“Books & Brew” aims to help promote financial wellness and money management skills among participants. Selected books will provide insight and knowledge related to work, wealth and leadership.

“The Springfield City Library shares White Lion and Liberty Bank’s commitment to the community, and we are proud to offer this new book club focused on financial literacy and wellness with the goal of increasing economic empowerment among our residents,” said Rachel Gravel, Manager of information services for adults and youth at the Springfield City Library.

Ray Berry, founder and CEO of White Lion Brewing Co., explained why this collaborative effort is important: “The essence of White Lion was built on the diverse fabric of the Pioneer Valley. We are positioned to collaborate with regional stakeholders for the good of our community. Our partnership with Liberty Bank and Springfield Libraries demonstrates how public and private entities can work collectively for a common cause.”

For more information and to register, you can visit the Springfield City Library website or contact Rachel Gravel at

Join the community for this unique and educational initiative to empower and engage young professionals in the heart of Springfield!

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