Talking About Books

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
At the Athens-Clarke County Library

The third Wednesday of the month, Talking About Books (TAB) Discussion Group, is made up of a diverse group of people, mostly retirees, who come together in the spirit of learning and friendship, to discuss literature, both fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary. Book choices are submitted throughout the year and voted on semi-annually by the group itself. Book choices are announced each month with time for purchase or PINES holds. Author biographies and discussion questions (when available) are provided. Anyone is welcomed to join us - all you need is a desire to read good literature and spend an hour in friendly conversation.

For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to contact us at http://athenslibrary.org/homepage/regional-information/contact-us if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

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Nomad Land: Surviving America in the 21st Century

Wednesday, 17 June, 2020

10:30 am-noon

Multipurpose Room C

In this non-fiction work, Jessica Bruder brings to light the fact that employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves "workampers." Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects, accompanying them from job to job in the dark underbelly of the American economy, while celebrating their resilience and creativity.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

10:30 am-noon

Multipurpose Room C

Tenderly, joyously, sometimes in sadness, sometimes in pain, Maya Angelou writes from the heart and celebrates life as only she has discovered it. In this moving volume of poetry, readers discover the multi-faceted voice of one of the most powerful and vibrant writers of our time.

Bull Mountain

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

10:30 am-Noon

Multipurpose Room C

"Bull Mountain" by Brian Panowich is a multigenerational saga set in the mountains of North Georgia where the Burroughs family has been running moonshine, pot, and meth for decades. Rogue son Clayton Burroughs has become a local sheriff to keep what peace he can, that is until and ATF agent, who's not quite what he seems, throws a wrench into the works.

The Lacuna

book coverThe Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

January 15, 2020

MPR-A

"The story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds -- Mexico and the United States in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s -- and whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the twentieth century's most tumultuous events"--Provided by publisher.

Note: Talking About Books will not be meeting in December. 

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