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, July 5th

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these “guests,” and human names for the animals, it’s no wonder that the zoo’s code name became “The House Under a Crazy Star.” Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story―sharing Antonina’s life as “the zookeeper’s wife,” while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism. Winner of the 2008 Orion Award.