Fans of Nonfiction Book Group

The Fans of Nonfiction Book Group will meet the first Wednesday of the month from 2:00 – 3:15 pm in the Computer Lab.

A new book club for people who love nonfiction books! Join us this September for our first book discussion. Visit the Reference Services Desk to pick up a copy of this month’s book. During each book meeting, Library presenters will come prepared with topic background research, providing new and interesting insights. Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required and new members are welcome.

Wednesday, April 5th

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

From the best-selling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration, asking us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and face down what we most fear. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

Wednesday, March 1st

How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

In this delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little-known “hinge” of history, Cahill takes us to the “island of saints and scholars,” the Ireland of St. Patrick and the Book of Kells. He shares the untold story of Ireland’s role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Here, far from the barbarian plunder of the continent, monks and scribes laboriously and lovingly preserved the West’s written treasury. When stability returned in Europe, these Irish scholars were instrumental in spreading learning, becoming not only the conservators of civilization, but also the shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on Western culture.