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May 2016

Evening Book Discussion: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
walkwoods

For reasons even he didn't understand, Bill Bryson decided in 1996 to walk the 2,100-mile Appalachian trail. Winding from Georgia to Maine, this uninterrupted "hiker's highway" sweeps through the heart of some of America's most beautiful and treacherous terrain. Accompanied by his infamous crony, Stephen Katz, Bryson risks snake bite and hantavirus to trudge up unforgiving mountains, plod through swollen rivers, and yearn for cream sodas and hot showers. This amusingly ill-conceived adventure brings Bryson to the height of his…

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June 2016

Evening Book Discussion: Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
deathcomes_forthearchbishop

Death Comes for the Archbishop sprang from Willa Cather's love for the land and cultures of the American Southwest. Published in 1927 to both praise and perplexity, it has since claimed for itself a major place in twentieth-century literature. The narrative follows Bishop Jean Latour and Father Joseph Vaillant, friends since their childhood in France, as they organize the new Roman Catholic diocese of Santa Fe subsequent to the Mexican War. While seeking to revive the church and build a…

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July 2016

Evening Book Discussion: Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
moonwalking-with-einstein

This blockbuster phenomenon charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory. An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's…

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August 2016

Evening Book Discussion: TBA

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

Selection to be announced. No registration required. Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

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September 2016

Evening Book Discussion: TBA

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

Selection to be announced. No registration required. Books are available for checkout with a valid library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

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