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Talk About Books with Us—Virtually!
Ash Grove Bibliophiles
Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. 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 email@example.com. A link and password to access the virtual event will be shared with registered participants.
- November 17 Registrations accepted November 3-16.
- December 15 Registrations accepted December 1-14.
- January 19 Registrations accepted January 5-18.
- February 16 Registrations accepted February 2-15.
Resolving to Read the Classics
Thursday, January 7, 6 p.m. Did you make a resolution to read more classics this year? Visit with other readers and talk about the books you've always meant to read. Get recommendations and discuss the classics that you love, whether you're a Jane-ite or a fan of Hemingway's prose. You'll also have the chance to win a classic novel to add to your collection! Sponsored by the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library. Visit thelibrary.org/programs before the event for details to access it.
- November: Short Stories
- December: Biography
- January: Thriller
- February: Children's Books
Tuesdays, 6 p.m. E3 stands for Empowering and Educating Entrepreneurs. Join Southwest Missouri SCORE and the Library for a book club to motivate and inspire your work life, whatever it looks like. Discussion happens all month at facebook.com/groups/scoree3bookclub, with a live virtual discussion the last Tuesday of each month on Zoom. Register to attend this program by visiting thelibrary.org/ programs or calling 883-1974. A link to the virtual event will be shared with registered participants.
- Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss. Via Facebook only.
- Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts by Brené Brown. Registration starts November 24.
- Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant. Registration starts December 29.
- How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World's Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs by Guy Raz. Registration starts January 26.
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.
- The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
- Secret Santa by Andrew Shaffer
- Elizabeth by Ken Greenhall
- Ghost Story by Peter Straub
- Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist
- The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
- Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
- Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
- Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History by Peter Houlahan
- Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall by James Polchin
- American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton
- Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
- Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake
- The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
- Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane
- Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding by Daniel Lieberman
- The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth and Power by Deirdre Mask
- Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Alice Wong
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
- From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke
- Washington Black by Esi Edugyan