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Event
01/20/2018
10:30 AM

Fifty Book Challenge

booksstackxxJoin our challenge to read fifty books in a year. The group meets several times a year for reading suggestions, feedback and refreshments. Link here to our 50 Book Challenge resources. New members are always welcome. Free. Click here to email Pat Kennedy-Grant to receive meeting reminders and other information.

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01/23/2018
10:30 AM

Daring To Drive

Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
Daring To Drive: A Woman’s Awakening (2017) • Manal Al-Sharif
An intimate memoir by a devout woman from a modest family in Saudi Arabia who became the unexpected leader of a courageous movement to support women’s right to drive. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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02/03/2018
10:30 AM

Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted

Saturday Samplers
Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted (2011) • Justin Martin
Best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York’s Central Park to Boston’s Emerald Necklace to Stanford University’s campus, Olmsted was also an influential journalist, early voice for the environment, and abolitionist credited with helping dissuade England from joining the South in the Civil War. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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02/27/2018
10:30 AM

Hourglass

Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage (2017) • Dani Shapiro
The best-selling novelist and memoirist delivers her most intimate and powerful work: a piercing, life-affirming memoir about marriage and memory, about the frailty and elasticity of our most essential bonds, and about the accretion, over time, of both sorrow and love. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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03/03/2018
10:30 AM

Lincoln in the Bardo

Saturday Samplers
Lincoln in the Bardo (2017) • George Saunders
The captivating first novel by the best-selling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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03/27/2018
10:30 AM

In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts: A Memoir (2009) • Neil W. White III
Sentenced to a year and a half in prison for kiting checks, White turned his incarceration into a crusade to end the stigma of leprosy and learned lessons in humility, generosity, and the simple transcendent beauty of the human spirit. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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