Open Book - Adult Book Discussion Group

At the Oglethorpe County Library

If you would like more information on how to join please call 706-743-8817.

Fahrenheit 451

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Tuesday, September 24, 11:30 a.m.

Oglethorpe County Library’s Adult Book Discussion group, Open Book, will be discussing Ray Bradbury’s classic, Fahrenheit 451. This novel has become an instant sensation since its first publication in 1953, depicting a futuristic view on American Society where books are outlawed, firemen are charged with burning any found, and the government believes “If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides of a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none.” This book has been the subject of censorship, received requests to have it banned, and the recipient of numerous awards. Copies of this book are now available for check-out at the front desk with a valid PINES library card. Don’t forget to register for the discussion.

Age of Miracles

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Tuesday, July 30, 11:30 a.m.

Join Oglethorpe County Library's book discussion group for lunch and a lively discussion of Karen Thompson Walker's debut novel, Age of Miracles. Take a moment to imagine what it would be like if the rotation of the earth began to slow. Your days and nights grew longer and longer, gravity changed, and the entire environment was thrown in disarray. This is exactly the things that the main characters of Karen's novel must come to terms with in this utterly altered world. Copies of this novel are now available for check-out at the library's circulation desk. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we will have enough food for everyone.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 11:30 a.m.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver: Oglethorpe County Library's Adult Book Discussion Group will be discussing Barbara Kingsolver's factorial recount of her family's trials and tribulations of putting a stop to the "industrial food pipe-line" and instead learning to grow what they eat on their southern Appalachian farm. For one year, her family will only purchase the goods locally that they cannot grow themselves. During this year-long attempt they will also learn how to live without those items that they could not grow or find locally. This book is the recorded events of their struggles and accomplishments all the while proving to the reader why it is always better to know where the food that sits before you on a plate has come from before placing it into your body. This enthralling narrative will definitely have a great round of discussion. Pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk with a valid Pines library card and join us the last Tuesday of June to tell us what you think.

1,000 White Women

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 11:30 a.m.

Oglethorpe County Library's adult book discussion group will meet on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11:30am to discuss 1,000 White Women by Jim Fergus. This is a fictional recount of the U.S. government agreeing to send 1,000 white women from the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. This is better known throughout history as the controversial "Brides for Indians" program launched under the administration of Ulysses S. Grant. It was intended to help assimilate the Indians into the "white man's world." This novel is told through a series of journal entries from Mary Dodd who records the adventure of a lifetime.