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May
6
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
May 6 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian.

The story of two seniors who escape from their retirement home and embark upon a hilarious and touching end-of-life road trip.

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Jun
3
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Jun 3 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

I Am Malala: The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafazai and Christina Lamb.

At age 15, Malala was shot in the head point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At 16, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Jul
1
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Jul 1 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian.

It’s 1915, and Elizabeth has volunteered to help deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian Genocide during the First World War. There she meets Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter. Years later, their American granddaughter, Laura, embarks on a journey back through her family’s history, uncovering a story of love, loss, and a wrenching secret that has been buried for generations.

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Aug
5
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Aug 5 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz.

Written with Horwitz’s signature blend of humor, history, and hard-nosed journalism, Confederates in the Attic brings alive old battlefields and new ones: “classrooms, courts, country bars” where the past and the present collide often in explosive ways. Poignant and picaresque, haunting and hilarious, it speaks to anyone who has ever felt drawn to the mythic South and to the dark romance of the Civil War.

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Sep
2
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Sep 2 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

American Canopy by Eric Rutkow.

Rutkow’s work shows how trees were essential to the early years of the republic and indivisible from the United States’ rise as both an empire and a civilization. Rutkow also explains how trees were of deep interest to such figures as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Teddy Roosevelt, and Franklin Roosevelt, who oversaw the planting of some three billion trees nationally in his time as president.

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Oct
7
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Oct 7 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Night by Elie Wiesel.

A candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of Wiesel’s survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps.

Copies of the book are available at the library.

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Nov
4
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Nov 4 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

The Map Thief by Michael Blanding.

The gripping story of an esteemed rare maps dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps.

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Dec
2
Wed
Book Discussion Group @ Main Library @ Main Library
Dec 2 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Wish You Happy Forever by Jenny Bowen.

Chronicles Half the Sky founder Jenny Bowen’s personal and professional journey to transform Chinese orphanages — and the lives of the neglected girls who live in them — from a state of quiet despair to one of vibrant promise.

Copies of the book are available at the library.

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