American History Book Club

Monday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m.

Manhunt cover
Our selection for August is "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer" by James L. Swanson.

This book recounts the escape of John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln's assassin, and follows the intensive search for him from the streets of Washington, D.C., through the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.

Copies of "Manhunt" will be available at the front desk.

Adult Services Librarian Tim Symington will facilitate the discussion.



 

 


Classics Book Club

Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m.

Our book for August is “A Midsummer Night's Dream” by William Shakespeare.

This is the Bard's timeless comedy of fairies, star-crossed lovers, and workmen trying to put on a wedding celebration play.

Copies of the book will be available at the front desk.

The location of the meeting has changed. For the new location, email the facilitator, Jessica Magill, at jessicammagill@hotmail.com.







 


Booked for Lunch

Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Noon

Our book this month is "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown

The University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and mounts an their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. The team transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.

The Booked for Lunch discussion group is held in the Brooks Room of the library and is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers.

Copies of the books are held at the Service Desk.






 

Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m.

Our first book of the new season is "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson.

The book identifies the qualifying characteristcs of historical caste systems to reveal how a rigid hierarchy of human rankings, enforced by religious views, heritage and stigma, impacts everyday American lives.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell and is held in the Brooks Room.





 

 


American History Book Club

Monday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m.

This month's selection is "The Commission: What We Didn't Know About 9/11" by Philip Shenon.

The gathering of facts for the 9/11 investigation was filled with emotion.  Everyone was both looking for answers and for someone to blame for the tragedy.  Find out about the efforts it took to write the 9/11 Commission Report.

Copies of the book will be available at the service desk.

Adult Services Librarian Tim Symington is faciliator for the group, which meets in the Brooks Room.







 

Classics Book Club

Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m.

This month's selection is "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath.

Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under — maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational — as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche.


Copies of the book will be available at the front desk.

For the meeting location, email the facilitator, Jessica Magill, at jessicammagill@hotmail.com.