Nonfiction Book Group October 2021

The Nonfiction Book Group will be meeting in person on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM in the Friend's Activity Room.  For those who prefer meeting via Zoom, you can still opt to attend this meeting virtually - it is up to you! The registration process is the same for in person and virtual attendance.  We will be discussing: 

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Bestselling author and Podcast host Malcolm Gladwell offers a powerful examination of interactions with strangers, and why it often goes wrong. How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach something about the way people relate to each other that isn't true? A challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news, Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland, throwing the understanding of these and other stories into doubt.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, October 16 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room

Nonfiction Book Group September 2021

Beginning in September, the Nonfiction Book Group will again be meeting in person on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10:00 AM in the Friend's Activity Room.  For those who prefer meeting via Zoom, you can still opt to attend this meeting virtually - it is up to you! The registration process is the same for in person and virtual attendance.  We will be discussing: 

Also available in: e-book | audiobook | e-audiobook | large print

Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Genealogy Connect: Records and They Are Not Vinyl

Join us on Thursday, September 16 at 10:00 AM as Michigan genealogist Megan Heyl presents "Records: and They Are Not Vinyl".  It takes more than one document or Vital Record to find the facts about your family members. This presentation covers the paper-trail on a local, state, and national level. Your eyes will be opened as to the vast records you can research to get details on your ancestors.

This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom.  Registration required and will begin August 26, 2021. 

Want to know more about Zoom programs?  Check out these tips for a great experience.  

Upcoming sessions

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Nonfiction Book Group August 2021

Join us Saturday, August 21 2021 at 10:00 AM via Zoom video conference as the Nonfiction Book Group discusses: 

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Black has lived her life eye to eye with the Grim Reaper, and she writes vividly about it in this book, which is part primer on the basics of identifying human remains, part frank memoir, and part no-nonsense but deeply humane introduction to the reality of death in our lives. She recounts her first dissection; the mortal remains in her lab and at burial sites as well as scenes of violence, murder, and criminal dismemberment; and about investigating mass fatalities due to war, accident, or natural disaster. In doing so, she reveals how forensic science has developed-- and what her work has taught her about human nature. 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

The library would like to sincerely thank the Tamil Aarvalargal Group for their generous donation of over 200 Tamil language books for the adult international language collection, including both fiction and nonfiction titles.  Tamil Aavalargal Group's dedication to literacy is both admirable and much appreciated!

Books Set in South America

Many people are excited to think about future trips this year.  You can also travel the world while sitting in your favorite comfy chair by choosing books from this list.  Enjoy your adventure!

Books Set in Asia

Many people are excited to think about future trips this year.  You can also travel the world while sitting in your favorite comfy chair by choosing books from this list.  Enjoy your adventure!

 

 

 

How do you really get to know someone? 

  • Asking people questions about their life is one way to find out about them.   StoryCorps has an app  that you can download to record conversations and even upload them to their story archive.
  • If you are interested in family history, MyHeritage has 117 questions that you can ask your family member.  
  • The library has hundreds of biographies to read for both adults and children!  Find out more about someone through the written (or spoken) word!

 

If you're interested in researching your family history, there are many online resources available to begin your search (and a lot of them are free!).  Use the attached worksheet to document your progress!

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Books Set in Oceania

Many people are excited to think about future trips this year.  You can also travel the world while sitting in your favorite comfy chair by choosing books from this list.  Enjoy your adventure!

 

 

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