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Books Sandwiched In (Currently Meeting on Zoom)

A book club between the Mystic & Noank Library and the Mystic YMCA. This book club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 12 PM. Email cbradley@mysticnoanklibrary.org  for more information.

April 26: There is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century by Fiona Hill.

Previous titles include: Mountains Beyond Mountains, Empire of Pain, The Bomber Mafia, Kitchen ConfidentialThe Splendid and the Vile, Travels with GeorgeSay Nothing Born a Crime.


History Book Discussion Group (Currently Meeting on Zoom)

The History Book Club meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 on Zoom. All readers are welcome to join.  The Library works to provide copies of the books being discussed. Copies of the current selection are available at the front desk.  You must email Dana Semeraro to get the Zoom link dssemeraro@gmail.com.

April 11:  Trail of Tears, finish the book

May 9:   The Bomber Mafia, by Malcolm Gladwell (2021) 

June 13 & July 11:   The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III, by Peter Baker & Susan Glasser (2020; 688 pages).

August 8: Battle for Europe: How the Duke of Marlborough Masterminded the Defeat of France at Blenheim, by Charles Spencer (2004, 331 pages).

September 12 & October 10:  The Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, by Patrick Radden Keefe (2021, 535 pages).

November 14 & December 12: The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, by Erik Larson (2020, 546 pages)  .                         

January 9, 2023:  Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution That Made China Modern, by Jing Tsu (2022, 336 pages).                                   

February 13, 2023Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich 1945-1955, by Harald Jahner (trans. by Shaun Whiteside)  (2022, 416 pages)

Previous titles: In the Hurricane's Eye,The Quiet Americans, The Battle of Stonington, The State of Jones, The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street, The Map that Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology, Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A RevolutionA Woman of No Importance, The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity, Empire: How Spain Became a World Power, The Invention of Nature, The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain, by Maria Rosa Menocal, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, by Edward E. Baptist, Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, by George Packer 


CLAMs (Classic Literature At Mystic) (Currently Meeting on Zoom)

Classic Literature At Mystic (CLAMS) is a group of readers who want to engage in conversation about literature of various genres considered to be "classics." Meetings take place on Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7:00pm.  Titles are chosen by majority vote. This book club is currently at capacity. When an opening occurs, it will be posted here. For more information, please contact Sally Salancy: salancy@gmail.com.

Previous titles: Charterhouse of Parma, The Leopard, To the Lighthouse, Go Tell It On the Mountain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Moby Dick, Jane Eyre, Walden & Civil Disobedience, Swann's Way, Don Quixote, War and Peace,100 Years of Solitude, Middlemarch, Aura, King Henry V, Can You Forgive Her, Great Expectations, Hamlet, Song of Soloman, As I Lay Dying, Magic Mountain, Twelfth Night, Chekhov Short Stories I, Tom Jones, Candide, The Brothers Karamazov, Chekhov Short Stories II, Beloved