Upcoming Book Discussions

Fans of Nonfiction Books Group

The Book of Joy

Wednesday, December 6th
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Applegate Room

Noon Brown Bag and a Book Group

Calling Me Home book

Wednesday, November 15th
12:00 PM – 1:00PM
Strassweg Auditorium

Death on the Shelf Mysteries Book Group

The Blessing Way

Tuesday, November 21st
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Applegate Room

New members are welcome to join any book group. No registration is required. For assistance, or to get a copy of a book, please visit the Customer Service Desk or call (812) 949-3523.

The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

Wednesday, December 6th

Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question.

This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience the astonishing and unprecendented week that the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu spent together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye.

We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness.

Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.

Calling Me Home: A Novel by Julie Kibler

Wednesday, November 15th

89 year old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis. It’s a big one. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mom in her thirties, to drop everything to drive Isabelle from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati. With no clear explanation why. Tomorrow.

Curious whether she can unlock the secrets of Isabelle’s guarded past, she agrees, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives.

Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper―in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark.

The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman

Tuesday, November 21st

Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high lonely place, a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues.

Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer. There is palpable evil in the air, and Leaphorn’s pursuit of a Wolf-Witch is leading him where even the bravest men fear, on a chilling trail that winds perilously between mysticism and murder.