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Nonfiction Book Club

The Glass Castle

2023-01-26 19:00:00 2023-01-26 20:00:00 America/New_York Nonfiction Book Club Come to the Nonfiction Book Club to learn about interesting information and true stories! We will meet via Zoom on the last Thursday of every month. Online - Zoom Room 1

Thursday, January 26
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-01-26 19:00:00 2023-01-26 20:00:00 America/New_York Nonfiction Book Club Come to the Nonfiction Book Club to learn about interesting information and true stories! We will meet via Zoom on the last Thursday of every month. Online - Zoom Room 1

Online

Zoom Room 1

Come to the Nonfiction Book Club to learn about interesting information and true stories! We will meet via Zoom on the last Thursday of every month.

Whether you are very familiar with nonfiction or only read it occasionally, this book club will have something for you, as we will cover a variety of topics, from biographies to science to self-help.

This month's pick is The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls. A description of the book provided by the publisher reads, "Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life."

Find The Glass Castle: A Memoir in the catalog!

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Books & Reading |

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Online

virtualservices@stmalib.org
Phone: 301-475-2846

Hours
Mon, Jan 23 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jan 24 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jan 25 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jan 26 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jan 27 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jan 28 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 29 Closed

Upcoming events

Mon, Jan 30, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Register with an email address to receive the link to a trivia game and test your knowledge! The game is multiple choice questions and speed matters!

Mon, Jan 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Room 1
Dr. James Gibb will use an archaeological framework to discuss catapult systems developed at Naval Air Station Patuxent River during the Cold War era.

Thu, Feb 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Room 2
Writing can be a lonely hobby, why not attend the writing club to connect with other writers your age? Join us for our bi-monthly writing club, intended for teens!

Mon, Feb 06, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Register with an email address to receive the link to a trivia game and test your knowledge! The game is multiple choice questions and speed matters!

Mon, Feb 06, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Room 1
For parents and students: Learn about the History Day competition, how to participate, the many types of projects & how they're judged.

Tue, Feb 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Room 1
This is a time to express yourself in your own personal journal!

Thu, Feb 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Spring is coming! Learn how to entice the beautiful bluebirds into your yard and become a successful bluebird landlord.

Thu, Feb 09, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Each month we will discuss a different fantasy or science fiction novel. All books will be available on Hoopla. February's Title will be Paladin's Grace by T. Kingfisher

Mon, Feb 13, 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Register with an email address to receive the link to a trivia game and test your knowledge! The game is multiple choice questions and speed matters!

Wed, Feb 15, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Zoom Room 1
Each month we will discuss a different romance novel. All books will be available in both eBook and audiobook format on Hoopla. February's title will be A Lady Most Likely... a novella collection

Thu, Feb 16, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Room 2
Writing can be a lonely hobby, why not attend the writing club to connect with other writers your age? Join us for our bi-monthly writing club, intended for teens!

Thu, Feb 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom Room 2
Do you have ideas on programs for the library? Maybe you want to see some changes in the teen area? Then come join the Teen Advisory Board!

Thu, Feb 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom Room 1
Come to the Nonfiction Book Club to learn about interesting information and true stories! We will meet via Zoom on the last Thursday of every month.