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Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
by Margery Allingham
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:45pm
by William Shakespeare
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Julian Barnes
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
by Mike Ripley
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:45pm
by GB Edwards
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:45pm
by GB Edwards
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Tiger in the Smoke

by Margery Allingham

Meg Elginbrodde's wedding plans with millionaire Geoffrey Levett stop dead when she begins receiving snapshots of a man who could be her husband - if he hadn't been killed at war five years before...

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

Richard II

by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Richard II presents a momentous struggle between Richard II and his cousin Henry Bolingbroke. Richard is the legitimate king; he succeeded his grandfather, King Edward III, after the earlier death of his father Edward, the Black Prince. Yet Richard is also seen by many as a tyrant...

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

The Noise of Time

by Julian Barnes

In 1936, Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia (or, more likely, executed on the spot), Shostakovich reflects on his predicament, his personal history, his parents, various women and wives, his children—and all who are still alive themselves hang in the balance of his fate.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Mr. Campion's Fox

by Mike Ripley

Ripley's reboot of Margery Allingham's Mr. Campion will be discussed during this meeting. In typical Allingham fashion, the Danish Ambassador has requested Albert Campion’s help on ‘a delicate family matter’ and Mr. Campion notes some decidedly odd behaviour on the part of the up-and-coming photographer before finding a body in the lagoon...

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

The Book of Ebenezer Le Page

by GB Edwards

Eighty years old, Ebenezer has lived his whole life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, but as he reaches the end of his life he is determined to tell his own story and the stories of those he has known. This is the first of two meetings discussing this book.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm

The Book of Ebenezer Le Page

by GB Edwards

Eighty years old, Ebenezer has lived his whole life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, but as he reaches the end of his life he is determined to tell his own story and the stories of those he has known. This is the second of two meetings discussing this book.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.