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Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert

Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert

Southwest Book Discussion, Sat., July 29 at 1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the next Southwest Library book discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., July 29.  Copies of this month's title, Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert are available at the information desk.

Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Southwest Library book discussion, Sat., June 24 at 1 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Library book discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., June 24.  Copies of the June title, The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, are available at the information desk.

Shooting Women-- Behind the Camera, Around the World

Phenomenal Women

"Women hold up half the sky, but it is the heavier half." (ancient Egyptian Nut; ancient Chinese proverb) "Man is the head, but woman is the neck that turns the head." (South African Proverb) It often is said that "behind every great man, there is a great woman." That is because strong, intelligent men choose strong, intelligent women whose stories often don't get told.

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Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club: June 1 selection

"Celine" by Peter Heller

In Celine, Peter Heller creates one of the most unusual characters in mystery writing in recent years. A 68-year-old eccentric member of the WASP elite, P. I. Celine investigates the decades-old disappearance of a National Geographic photographer in Yellowstone National Park. Reading more like general fiction than focused mystery genre, the wide range of writing veers across the protagonist's own background and family relationships, East Coast and Western settings, socio-cultural history, and political intrigue.

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Page Turner Thursday Presents:Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim

For the month of May, we have selected a provocative biography Street Poison: The biography of Iceberg Slim by Justin Gifford.  Literature professor Justin Gifford has been researching the life and work of Robert Beck for a decade culminating in Street Poison, a colorful and compassionate biography of one of the most complicated figures in twentieth-century literature.

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Southeast Kids' Book Club!

For Children's fiction fans, 9 - 12 years old

Southeast Kids' Book Club meets the last Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m.! At each Kids Book Club meeting, we discuss the book, enjoy a fun theme activity, and enjoy snacks. Participants will also vote on the next book we'll read! New titles are typically introduced so participants can pick the perfect book to read at home. Stop by or call to inquire about the current title we’re reading.

Our story begins: new and selected stories by Tobias Wolff

A Little Escape from Reality

A stressful day? Don’t have time for this and that? Want to start a new book but can’t commit, yet the need for an escape from your mundane daily routine nags at you? Well, reading a short story might remedy your plight. You ask how, and I say: it’s short enough to fit into your hectic life and good enough to provide you a contained but transcendental experience of great fiction. Here are five amazing short story collections:

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Page Turner Thursday's

Florynce "Flo" Kennedy The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Page Turner Thursday's is proud to present our book club book of the month.  As you know, March is Women's History Month.  To honor our women and the fight for justice in which many have embarked on, we decided to choose a person who may not be well known to many.  However, her contribution to the feminist movement should not go unnoticed.  

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Books, Bites and Brews

Meeting location during renovations

Books, Bites and Brews, the Palisades Library's book club for 20-30 somethings, will be taking a break from our regular meetup spot during the Palisades renovation.

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