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"Off the Shelf" Adult Book Group

Our “Off the Shelf” book group meets at 7:00 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Copies of discussion books will be available at the front desk one month before the group meets.



Bend, Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds by Ping Fu [Nonfiction]

Tuesday, March 4, 7:00 p.m.

Traces the author's rise from a survivor of China's Cultural Revolution to an Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year, member of Obama's innovation and entrepreneurship advisory council and proud U.S. citizen, describing the harrowing circumstances that led to her exile from her homeland and the compassionate, visionary leadership style that enabled her remarkable career.

Amity and Sorrow

Amity and Sorrow by Peggy Riley

Tuesday, April 1, 7:00 p.m.

Fleeing with her two daughters who have never seen the world outside of their polygamous compound, a desperate woman crashes her car in rural Oklahoma, where she finds unlikely help from a farmer grieving the loss of his wife.

Mom and Me and Mom

Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou [Nonfiction]

Tuesday, May 6, 7:00 p.m.

The celebrated author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings shares the intimate story of her relationship with her mother, a first black woman officer in the Merchant Marines and a purveyor of a gambling business and rooming house, relating the events that prompted her mother to send young Angelou away and the complicated fallout that shaped their family life.