Discussion Groups

Thursday Evening Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group

Spend an enjoyable evening at the Library with people who are passionate about reading. Formerly the History Book Discussion Group, this group now reads a variety of non-fiction titles and meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 7pm.

For more information contact: Jane Hoffman    [email protected]

The Man without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
by Masha Gessen
304 pages

The Man Without a Face is the chilling account of how a low- level, small-minded KGB operative ascended to the Russian presidency and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress and made his country once more a threat to her own people and to the world.

Nothing Like It in the World: The Men who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
by Stephen E. Ambrose
432 pages

Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad—the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks

Tuesday Afternoon Group

Spend an enjoyable Tuesday afternoon at the library with people who share similar interests. This is a general book discussion group that explores a variety of contemporary and retrospective fiction as well as selected non-fiction titles. This group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of each month and is facilitated by Tamara Dalton. New members are always welcome to attend.

For more information contact: Tamara Dalton       [email protected]

Upcoming Books & Meetings- 5/2017- 10/2017

Great Decisions

Developed by the Foreign Policy Association, the Great Decisions Discussion Program is designed to bring millions of Americans together in study groups to discuss, debate and learn about compelling issues of the day. Prepare for the discussion by viewing a short video, read a few brief articles, then discuss and debate timely national & international issues. Usually meets on the third Thursday of the month.

For more information contact: Ralphael Maliakal        [email protected]

Read It & Eat It: A Cookbook Discussion Group

Join NPL staff and others who share a passion for cookbooks to discuss and sample the fares of some today’s more celebrated cookbook titles.  Copies of the selected title(s) will be available for checkout at the circulation desk weeks prior to the discussion. After we have all had a chance to peruse and perhaps sample some of the recipes at home, we will meet in the library to share our thoughts and samplings prepared from the selected title(s). Although, bringing a prepared dish is not required, it is encouraged. Registration is required.

This group meets on Thursday evening at 7:00 pm, every 6 weeks, September through June.

For more information contact: Sarina Bluhm       [email protected]

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