Bring a snack and join us for a discussion of the groundbreaking book "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson. First published in 1962, "Silent Spring" alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land and water.
Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce. Paunchy retiree Harold Fry is living out an empty existence in an unhappy marriage. One day he sets off to mail a letter and impulsively decides not to return home. Instead, he undertakes a 600-mile walk across England to see a terminally ill friend and repay a long overdue debt of gratitude. Along the way, Harold becomes determined to right his lifelong failings as a husband, father and friend.
Bring a snack and join us for a discussion of the groundbreaking novel "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle. Winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, this science fiction novel about love, time travel and good versus evil, stars a strong female protagonist. Adults and teens.
Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “Start Something That Matters” by Blake Mycoskie. A former contestant on "The Amazing Race," Mycoskie offers valuable lessons about entrepreneurship and living by one's values based on his founding of Toms Shoes. The internet-based retailer combines for-profit goals with defined charitable giving by donating one pair of shoes for every pair purchased. Through this model of responsible capitalism, the company has achieved not only notable sales, but a hefty following of brand-loyal customer ambassadors.
Bring a snack and join us for a discussion of "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. First published 200 years ago, this novel continues to captivate audiences with its story of love and life among English gentility.
Join us for an informal happy hour book discussion. We'll be discussing "Ship Breaker" by Paolo Bacigalupi, a post-apocalyptic novel in which a 17-year-old boy named Nailer scavenges from wrecked ships on the Gulf Coast. When he discovers a rich survivor alive in one ship, he faces a tough decision: should he help her and trust her to provide the promised reward or kill her and benefit from her death? Adults and teens.