GreatBooksA dynamic, liberal arts education, for free at the public library!  Huntington Public Library's Great Books Reading and Discussion Group meets once a month to discuss works from a curriculum designed and published by the Great Books Foundation, an independent, nonprofit educational organization established in 1947 by University of Chicago educators Robert Maynard Hutchins and Mortimer Adler. Its mission is “to empower readers of all ages to become more reflective and responsible thinkers.”  For more information about the Great Books Reading and Discussion Group, please contact Therese Purcell Nielsen at .

 


 

"Kiss Me, Kill Me" Mystery Book Discussion Group

 

“Kiss Me, Kill Me” Mystery Book Discussion Group via Zoom, hosted by Donna: A Good Marriage with Special Guest Author Kimberly McCreight

Tuesday, November 17 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm • Register online for HMA165
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.


A Good Marriage with Special Guest Author Kimberly McCreight

A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight

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Big Little Lies meets Presumed Innocent in this riveting novel, in which a woman’s brutal murder reveals the perilous compromises some couples make, and the secrets they keep, in order to stay together.  Open to all. Registration is required. You will receive a Zoom link by email the day before the meeting.

 

Register using Code HMA165

 

 

 

“Kiss Me, Kill Me” Mystery Book Discussion Group via Zoom, hosted by Donna: The Red Lotus with Special Guest Author Chris Bohjalian

Tuesday, December 15 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm • Register online for HMA165
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.


The Red Lotus with Special Guest Author Chris Bohjalian

The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian

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Falling in love with a wounded former patient and accompanying him on a cycling trip to Vietnam, an emergency-room doctor uncovers a bizarre series of deceptions that culminate in her boyfriend’s unexplained disappearance.  Open to all. Registration is required. You will receive a Zoom link by email the day before the meeting.

 

Register using Code HMA165

 

 


 

American Stories Book Discussion Group

 

American Stories Book Discussion Group, hosted by Thérèse Purcell Nielsen: Coming to My Senses, The Making of a Counterculture Cook, by Alice Waters

Wednesday November 18 • 7:00 – 8:30 pm • Register online for HMA631
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.


Coming to My Senses, The Making of a Counterculture Cook, by Alice Waters

Coming to My Senses, The Making of a Counterculture Cook by Alice Waters

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There is no single American narrative, there are millions of personal stories across the country: gay, straight, white, black, Asian, Latino, Native American,rural, urban, immigrant, religious, secular, living with disability, able-bodied (and more!) Join librarian Thérèse Purcell Nielsen in a year-long project of examining our American Stories as recorded in memoirs and autobiographies.

In November, we will be discussing Coming to My Senses, The Making of a Counterculture Cook, Alice Waters’ account of the life events that lead to her opening Chez Panisse, the famed Berkeley restaurant that changed the way Americans think about, write about and eat food. Start the holiday cooking season inspired by the story of one of America’s visionary chefs!

Reserve a copy of either title (or all our future titles) through the Huntington Public Library catalog, accessible on our website, or download a digital copy via our Overdrive collection, also accessible through our website or the Libby app for mobile devices.

Please contact one of our reference librarians at 631-427-5165 ext 251 for help in reserving either book. If you have questions about our American Stories project, please contact Thérèse Purcell Nielsen at . Open to all. Registration is required. You will receive a Zoom link by email the day before the meeting.

Register using Code HMA631

 

 

American Stories Book Discussion Group, hosted by Thérèse Purcell Nielsen: Good Talk, A Memoir in Conversations, by Mira Jacob

Wednesday December 16 • 7:00 – 8:30 pm • Register online for HMA631
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.


Coming to My Senses, The Making of a Counterculture Cook, by Alice Waters

Good Talk, A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

Zoom

In November, we will be discussing Good Talk, A Memoir in Conversations, by Mira Jacob, is the subject of December’s discussion. Jacob’s memoir is a “graphic memoir” which deals with issues of ethnicity, interracial relationships and parenting a child of color in our society. This illustrated memoir is a great introduction to graphic novels and is a heart-breaking and humorous look at the way modern families deal with an often inhospitable world.

Please contact one of our reference librarians at 631-427-5165 ext 251 for help in reserving either book. If you have questions about our American Stories project, please contact Thérèse Purcell Nielsen at . Open to all. Registration is required. You will receive a Zoom link by email the day before the meeting.

Register using Code HMA631

 

 

 

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