DBRL Programs

First Wednesday Book Discussion
Callaway County Public Library

Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin. In this novel, A.J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, a store whose motto is "No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World," is about to discover a brand new version of his life that he never saw coming.

First Thursday Book Discussion
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “The Remedy” by Thomas Goetz. When German scientist Robert Koch announced a cure for TB in 1882, Arthur Conan Doyle, then a small-town doctor in England and sometime writer, went to Berlin to cover the event and was horrified to surmise that Koch’s ‘cure’ was either sloppy science or outright fraud. Part biography and part scientific history, “The Remedy” explores the coincidental connection between two geniuses and the role personal ambition and relentless curiosity played in stopping the most lethal contagious disease in human history.

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