Mon-Thurs 10-7, Fri & Sat 10-4.

America: Then and Now

Meets the third Friday of the month at 1:00 PMThis group focuses on events in American history. Were they watershed moments; marking a unique or important historical change? What were the social, economic, cultural, or political repercussions that resulted from these events? Topics and titles are selected by the group members. Books are available for pick up one month before the discussion at the Circulation desk. All are welcome and no registration is required.

Current Selections

August 17: Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann
September 21: Gray Mountain by John Grisham
October 19: The American spirit: who we are and what we stand for by David McCullough

2018 Selections

January 19  Isaac’s Storm: a Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson and Isaac Monroe Cline
February 16: Lincoln’s Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America by Brian McGinty
March 16: High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic by Glenn Frankel
April 20: Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne
May 18: Ready for a Brand New Beat: How “Dancing in the Street” Became the Anthem for a Changing America by Mark Kurlansky
June 15: Never Caught: the Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
July 20: Janesville: an American Story by Amy Goldstein

Past Selections