Morning Book Group
Second Tuesday at 10 a.m.
September 10Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman by Miriam Horn
Traces the conservation movement by ranchers, farmers and fishermen who in spite of separating themselves from political environmentalism are helping to restore and protect America’s grasslands, wildlife, wetlands, and oceans. – (Baker & Taylor)
Evening Book Group
First Monday at 7 p.m.
Summer readHammer of Eden by Ken Follett
A group of people living together in a commune cut off from the rest of the world. When their commune is threatened by a plan to build a dam, they turn desperate and devise a devious plan to arm-twist the governor of California to abandon the project. They transform themselves into eco-terrorists and threaten to start an earthquake if their demands are not met.
Non-Fiction Book Club
Fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.
September 25Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Tells the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which in its time was as mythic as the sinking of the Titanic and which inspired Melville’s classic Moby Dick, recounting its doomed crew’s ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats. . – (Baker & Taylor)