Morning Book Group
Second Tuesday at 10 a.m.
March 14:The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely describe the earthshaking and long-lasting effects of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique. This is the book that defined “the problem that has no name,” that launched the Second Wave of the feminist movement, and has been awakening women and men with its insights into social relations, which still remain fresh, ever since.
April 11The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
A tale inspired by the real-life model for Degas’s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen is set in belle époque Paris and traces the survival efforts of the Van Goethem sisters after the sudden death of their father, a situation that prompts young Marie’s ballet training, introduction to a genius painter and patronage by a wealthy man whose assistance comes with a price. – (Baker & Taylor)
Evening Book Group
First Monday at 7 p.m.
March 6The Round House by Louise Erdrich
When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family. – (Baker & Taylor)
April 3Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brene Brown
The award-winning teacher and author of The Gifts of Imperfection encourages readers to embrace their vulnerabilities in order to live whole, courageous lives, explaining that traits typically regarded as character flaws and weaknesses are actually clear paths to engagement and meaningful connections. – (Baker & Taylor)
Non-Fiction Book Club
Fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.
April 26:The Johnstown Flood by David G. McCullough
The stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. – (Baker & Taylor)