Second Floor - Book Discussion Room

Words on Wednesday: "Moonwalking With Einstein"

Is it possible to go from forgetting where you put your car keys to the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship? Author Joshua Foer does just that, and explores the world of remembering. Join us to discuss this memorable read.

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Library a month before the discussion.

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Words on Wednesday: "The Optimist’s Daughter"

Set in the South, this story explores class, death and values through the conflict between Laurel, a middle-aged daughter of a judge, and her stepmother Fay. Join us to discuss this Pulitzer-Prize winning novel.

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Memorial Day Planning Committee

Plan Memorial Day 2014 for Scoville Park.

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Words on Wednesday: "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena"

In rural Checnya, a young girl watches as her father is taken in the night by Russian soldiers. At a nearby hospital, a world-class surgeon tends to soldiers and rebels injured by landmines. In A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, readers slip in and out of their lives and back and forth in time as author Anthony Marra explores what it means to survive in a time of war. Join us to discuss this remarkable book.

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Words on Wednesday: "Behind the Beautiful Forevers"

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Boo takes a look at the bleak lives of the slum-dwellers in Mumbai, India. The author craftfully brings to life these residents. She allows the readers to know them, and appreciate their coping skills, in a world that’s atrocious to them. Join us to discuss this multiple award-winning book.

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Words on Wednesday: Secrets of Mary Bowser

Based on a remarkable true story, The Secrets of Mary Bowser is an inspiring tale of one daring woman's willingness to sacrifice her own freedom to change the course of history. Join us to discuss this remarkable book.

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Words on Wednesday: The Lost City of Z

In 1925, renowned British explorer Percy Fawcett led an exploration in the Amazon, and never came out. Author David Grann follows Fawcett, and the hundreds of others who followed in Fawcett's footsteps before they vanished, into the jungle in search of answers, and of the legendary city of El Dorado. Join us to discuss this tale of adventure.

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Open Gaming

Kick back and play a video game or two. Teens only.

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Chess Open Play - THIS EVENT IS CANCELED

Open play, all ages, all skill levels.

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Snackadium Smack Down

Get ready for the Super Bowl by building a football stadium out of the finest football snacks. We'll laugh, we'll construct, we'll eat. Join us!

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