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Republic Book Discussion
Sponsored by the Republic Branch Library. Register to attend this virtual discussion group by emailing email@example.com. A link and password to access the virtual event will be shared with registered participants.
Thursdays, 1:30 p.m.
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
Registrations accepted September 1-9.
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
Registrations accepted October 1-7.
The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
Registrations accepted November 1-11
Ash Grove Bibliophiles
Have you read a good book lately, or one you disliked? Visit with others about a book you're currently reading, one you've read or a title you've heard about in our virtual discussion group on Zoom. Sponsored by the Ash Grove Branch Library. Register to attend this program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A link and password to access the virtual event will be shared with registered participants.
Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.
- September 15, 2020 Registrations accepted September 1-14.
- October 20, 2020 Registrations accepted October 6-19.
- November 17, 2020 Registrations accepted November 3-16.
Each month we choose a topic or theme and suggest related titles, post polls and articles. Near the month's end, we find out what books you're reading and talk about them. Our summer topics are:
- September: Food & Cooking
- October: Monsters & Villains
- November: Short Stories
- Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
- Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath
- Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss
- Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick
- Virgil Wander by Lief Enger
- Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness by Michelle Alexander
- Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall by James Polchin
- The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth and Power by Deirdre Mask
- Ingredients: The Strange Chemistry of What We Put in Us and on Us by George Zaidan
- They are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers by Sarah Scoles
- Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake
- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
- Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History by Tori Telfer
- Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History by Peter Houlahan
Try at least one recipe from a cookbook, then meet with other culinary aficionados to discuss how everyone's recipes turned out and review the books. We'll also talk food news, cooking techniques and publishing trends.
- Mexican Gothic by Sylvia Moreno-Garcia
- Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
- The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix