Library Programs: Book Group
All readers welcome!
The book group meets the first Thursday of every other month in the library meeting room. Books, author information, and discussion questions are available at the Reference Desk. Join us and bring a friend!
Our next meeting is Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Salt: A world history by Mark Kurlansky
Homer called salt a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. Today we take salt for granted, a common, inexpensive substance that seasons food or clears ice from roads, a word used casually in expressions ("salt of the earth," take it with a grain of salt") without appreciating their deeper meaning. However, as Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates in his world- encompassing new book, salt--the only rock we eat--has shaped civilization from the very beginning. Its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind.
Upcoming meetings for 2014:
Thursday, July 10 - Something wicked this way comes by Ray Bradbury
Thursday, September 4 - I'm a stranger here myself by Bill Bryson
Thursday, November 6 - Katherine: a novel by Anya Seton