Book Discussion Series
BINGO! That’s the name of the game for the Adult Winter Reading Challenge. Stop in the Library to pick up a BINGO card (or print one from our website). Earn BINGO by reading five different choices of books or attending five programs, or a combination of both! Once you earn a BINGO, you will win a prize and be entered into the grand prize drawing! If you complete additional BINGO cards, you earn more entries!
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.)
HOLLOW CITY by Ransom Riggs
Monday, January 11, at 6:00 p.m.
David Swaldo and Lori Esposito, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
Continuing the prior discussion from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the second novel in the three-novel series begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises. Complete with dozens of newly discovered vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.
A BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM:
THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS: THE EPIC STORY OF
AMERICA'S GREAT MIGRATION
by Isabel Wilkerson
Wednesday, February 17, at 6:00 p.m.
Sandra Zagarell, Oberlin College, discussion leader
Join us as we discuss the stories of three African-Americans whose cross-country journeys altered our cities, our country, and ourselves.
WHO HELPED WIN WORLD II
by Denise Kiernan
Monday, March 14, at 6:00 p.m.
Dennis McMullen and David Swaldo, Sandusky Library, discussion leaders
At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee consumed more electricity than New York City, yet it was shrouded in such secrecy that it did not appear on any map. Thousands of civilians, many of them young women from small towns across the U.S., were recruited to this secret city, enticed by the promise of solid wages and war-ending work. What were they actually doing there? Very few knew. This New York Times bestseller is the incredible true story of this top-secret World War II town and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb.
THOMAS JEFFERSON: THE ART OF POWER by Jon Meacham
Wednesday, April 13, at 6:00 p.m.
Dustin McLochlin, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums at Spiegel Grove, discussion leader
In this magnificent biography, this Pulitzer Prize–winning author brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times and gives us Jefferson the politician and President, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era.
"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, February 1, at 6:00 p.m.
Jean Gardner, Sandusky Library, discussion leader
PIE DAY IN CELEBRATION OF PI (3.14) DAY
Wednesday, March 16, at 6:00 p.m.
Cathy Steffenhagen, Sandusky Library, discussion leader