Wednesday November 8, 2017
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Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Treasure Palaces:  Great Writers Visit Great Museums

Revered writers tell us about their favorite museums and reveal the special hold that some museums have over us all.  This book is a is a treasure trove of wonders, a tribute to the diversity and power of the museums, the safe-keepers of our world's most extraordinary artifacts, and an intimate look into the deeply personal reveries we fall into when before great art.

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday December 13, 2017
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Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Mountain to Mountain:  A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan by Shannon Galpin

Being inspired to act can take many forms. For some it's taking a weekend to volunteer, but for Shannon Galpin, it meant leaving her career, selling her house, launching a nonprofit and committing her life to advancing education and opportunity for women and girls. Focusing on the war-torn country of Afghanistan, Galpin and her organization, Mountain2Mountain, have touched the lives of hundreds of men, women and children. As if launching a nonprofit wasn't enough, in 2009 Galpin became the first woman to ride a mountain bike in Afghanistan. Now she's using that initial bike ride to gain awareness around the country, encouraging people to use their bikes "as a vehicle for social change and justice to support a country where women don't have the right to ride a bike."

 

LOCATION: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday January 10, 2018
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Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost by Rachel Friedman

The author, a good girl, surprises no one more than herself when, on a whim, she buys a ticket to Ireland, a place she has never visited where she forms an unlikely bond with a free-spirited Australian girl, who spurs Rachel on to a yearlong odyssey.

 

LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
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Wednesday February 14, 2018
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Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

The Sex Lives of Cannibals:  Adrift in the Equitorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost

The author’s memoir of moving to a remote south pacific island. 

 

 

LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
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Wednesday March 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson

Delivering the brilliant comic musings that are a Bryson hallmark, I'm a Stranger Here Myself recounts his sometimes disconcerting reunion with the land of his birth. The result is a book filled with hysterical scenes of one man's attempt to reacquaint himself with his own country, but is also a love letter to the homeland he has returned to after twenty years away.

 

LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
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Wednesday April 11, 2018
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Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

My Holiday in North Korea:  The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth by Wendy Simmons

The author chronicles one of the strangest vacations ever. Along the way, she bares all while undergoing an inner journey as convoluted as the country itself.

 

LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
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Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Armchair Travel Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Blue Highways:  A Journey Into America by William Least Heat-Moon

A travelogue classic about a road trip across the US. 

 

LOCATION: Library Mezzanine
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Wednesday June 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Havana:  A Subtropical Delirium by Mark Kulansky 

The author presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and his own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana celebrates the city's music, literature, baseball, food, architecture and its extraordinary blend of cultures.

 

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