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Book Discussions, Book Talks, Author Visits
Date: first Monday* of each month at 6:30 p.m. (*If the first Monday is a holiday, discussion is held on the second Monday.) Information is at 931-5100, Ext. 327.
Mon., Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m., Lois Bell Room:
Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories by Sholem Aleichem. These are the stories that inspired the Broadway musical, "Fiddler on the Roof." Copies of the book are available from Information Services.
Mon., Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m., Lois Bell Room:
The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris. Part memoir, part meditation, The Cloister Walk is the movingly written and thought-provoking record of a married, Protestant woman's time spent in a community of men in a traditional Benedictine monastery in Minnesota. Gradually she learns much about simplicity, patience, forgiveness, the value of community, and the responsibility of freedom. (Synopsis abstracted from ReadingGroupGuides.com)
Mon., Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m., Lois Bell Room:
Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel. Featuring memories from politicians, businessmen, artists, and writers, from those who were just kids to those who remember losing a fortune, Hard Times is not only a gold mine of information but a fascinating interplay of memory and fact, revealing how the Depression affected the lives of those who experienced it firsthand. (Synopsis from Amazon.com)
Mon., March 3 at 6:30 p.m., Lois Bell Room:
Still Missing: Amelia Earhart and the Search for Modern Feminism, by Susan Ware. Amelia Earhart was first reported missing on 2 July 1937. Despite the ongoing fascination with her disappearance, Ware argues that key aspects of Amelia Earhart's life are still missing. This biography analyzes Earhart as part of the history of women and feminism. A heroine of her era, Earhart is a figure of inspiration for women today. (from Amazon.com)
Joint meeting- Friends of the Library/Hammond Historical Society: "Dollar-A-Day Boys"
Sat., March 15 at 10 a.m.
(Program is open to the public.) Filmmaker, author & entertainer, Bill Jamerson, tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a job creation program during the Great Depression. After the talk, Jamerson sells and signs copies of his historical novel, Big Shoulders, a coming-of-age story of a teenager during The Great Depression. Bill draws on his years of research and interviews with dozens of former CCC enrollees to create a novel that is rich in detail and authentic in his storytelling approach.
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