Interested in joining a book club? The Decatur Public Library offers three different book clubs and you can drop in any time! You do not have to the read the book to attend discussions.
Books Between Bites is organized by the Friends of the Decatur Public Library and is not a standard book club. There is a speaker that comes in to present about a book or topic. They meet the first Wednesday of each month at 12:15pm in the Madden Auditorium.
Wednesday, March 5, 12:15pm, Madden Auditorium
Alias Shakespeare by Joseph Sobran
Speaker: Allen A. Bell
Talk: “Edward deVere-History’s Foremost Literary Talent”
Who wrote Shakespeare? Did William of Straford-on-Avon author the Shakespeare canon? Or is the true author Edward deVere?
Alan came to Decatur in 2003 when he retired from his 42-years of employment, most of that as an actuary for State Farm in Bloomington. An avid Shakespeare fan, Allen has seen more than 50 Shakespeare productions.
DPL Book Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 1:00pm in the board room. This club reads a mixture of fiction and non-fiction.
Thursday, March 20, 1:00pm, Board Room
Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It’s where he was born, it’s where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it’s the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack’s curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer. Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating–a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child. From Amazon
DPL Non-Fiction Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm in the board room. This club reads only non-fiction titles.
Tuesday, March 25, 1:00pm, Board Room
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
In this “artful, informative, and delightful” (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion –as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war –and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California’s Gold Medal. From Amazon
Please join us for one or all of our book clubs!