Upcoming Book Discussion Events

January 27, 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:00pm
The Bully Pulpit is built around two relationships — one between Roosevelt and Taft, lifelong friends and reformist comrades, until the partnership ruptured; the other between power and the press. It speaks to today's issues as well as how we got here. We didn't have a December evening... Read More
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Adult, Book Discussion

February 11, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 1:30pm
Now a proud resident of Maine, on the path to citizenship, Abdi Nor Iftin's dramatic, deeply stirring memoir is truly a story for our time: a vivid reminder of why western democracies still beckon to those looking to make a better life. Available on OverDrive/Libby as ebook and e-audio. Recommended... Read More
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Book Discussion

February 24, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 6:30pm
London, 1940. Emmy Lake, a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services, lands another job at the London Evening Chronicle, hoping to become a war correspondent. What she is, however, is a typist for an advice columnist who doesn't want to answer any “unpleasant” letters. But Emmy does.... Read More
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Book Discussion

March 10, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 1:30pm
The fictionalized story of Alva Smith Vanderbilt, a poverty-stricken Southern Belle, who marries nouveau riche William Vanderbilt. The NYC high society is not accepting of this new family, and Alva discovers that a life of wealth is not itself a recipe for happiness. Available on OverDrive/Libby as... Read More
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Book Discussion

March 23, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 6:30pm
It’s the summer of 1922, and nineteen-year-old Paulien Mertens finds herself in Paris--broke, disowned, and completely alone. Everyone in Belgium, including her own family, believes she stole millions in a sophisticated con game perpetrated by her then-fiancé, George Everard. To protect herself... Read More
Event type:
Book Discussion