Book Discussion Series
You can register and pick up a copy of the books or audiobooks at the Readers' Advisory Desk. Some titles are available for download. (It is not necessary to read the book to attend the discussion.)
Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics by Jeremy Schaap
Monday, June 20, at 6:00 p.m.
Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
At the 1936 Olympics, African-American son of sharecroppers won a staggering four gold medals and single-handedly demonstrated that Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy was a lie. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Owens family, previously unpublished interviews, and exhaustive archival research, Jeremy Schaap transports us to Germany and tells the dramatic tale of Owens and his fellow athletes at the contest dubbed the Nazi Olympics.
Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World by Evan Thomas
Monday, July 11, at 6:00 p.m.
John Montag, discussion leader
A tense, vivid, and revisionist account of a president who was then, and still is today, underestimated. Ike’s Bluff is a startling account of how the underrated Dwight Eisenhower saved the world from nuclear holocaust.
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Wednesday, August 17, at 6:30 p.m.
Sandra Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader
Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, the author claims that medicine can comfort and enhance our life and death experience.
"FUN FOR FOODIES" COOKBOOK CLUB
Participants can pick a recipe from the chosen cookbook(s) to bring and share. A discussion will follow the tasting. Please bring a copy of the recipe you choose. Stop by the Readers' Advisory Desk to pick up a copy of the books.
Monday, May 2, at 6:00 p.m.
Ron Davidson, Sandusky Library, discussion leader
National Dairy Month Recipes
Monday, June 13, at 6:00 p.m.
Jean Gardner, Sandusky Library, discussion leader
Recipes from the White House
Monday, July 18, at 6:00 p.m.
Cathy Steffenhagen, Sandusky Library, discussion leader