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World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Italo Calvino
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Laurence Sterne
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:00pm
by Wilkie Collins
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Laurence Sterne
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Nathanael West
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
by Margaret Maron
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:45pm
by Anthony Powell
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings, Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
by Jean-Luc Bannalec
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:45pm
by John Kennedy Toole
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
World Literature, Book Group Meetings
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 6:45pm
by John Kennedy Toole
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:45pm to 9:00pm

Invisible Cities

by Italo Calvino

Calvino's compilation of fragmentary urban images, in the voice of Marco Polo reporting his findings to Kublai Khan, may be tales spun from Polo's imagination, or perhaps he is recreating details of his native Venice over and over again, or perhaps he is simply recounting some of the myriad possible forms a city might take...

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

by Laurence Sterne

At once endlessly facetious and highly serious, Sterne's great comic novel contains some of the best-known and best-loved characters in English literature – including Uncle Toby, Corporal Trim, Parson Yorick, and Dr. Slop – and boasts one of the most innovative and whimsical narrative styles in all of literature.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Woman in White

by Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London road. Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter is drawn into the sinister intrigues of Sir Percival Glyde and his "charming" friend Count Fosco, who has a taste for white mice, vanilla bonbons and poison. 

 

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

by Laurence Sterne

At once endlessly facetious and highly serious, Sterne's great comic novel contains some of the best-known and best-loved characters in English literature – including Uncle Toby, Corporal Trim, Parson Yorick, and Dr. Slop – and boasts one of the most innovative and whimsical narrative styles in all of literature.

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

Miss Lonelyhearts & Day of the Locust

by Nathanael West

Miss Lonelyhearts concerns a nameless man assigned to produce a newspaper advice column ― but as time passes he begins to break under the endless misery of those who write in, begging him for advice.

Set in Hollywood during the Depression, the narrator of Day of the Locust comes to California in the hope of a career as a painter for movie backdrops but soon joins the disenchanted second-rate actors, technicians, laborers and other characters living on the fringes of the movie industry.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Long Upon the Land

by Margaret Maron

Investigating the discovery of a dead body on Judge Deborah Knott's family farm, her husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, soon uncovers a long-simmering hostility between the Knott family patriarch and the slain man over a land dispute...

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

Casanova's Chinese Restaurant

by Anthony Powell

Casanova's Chinese Restaurant forms the fifth volume of Powell's masterpiece twelve-volume sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time.

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Book Group Meetings - Brown Bag Mystery Readers
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Death in Brittany

by Jean-Luc Bannalec

Commissaire Georges Dupin, a cantankerous, Parisian-born caffeine junkie recently relocated from the glamour of Paris to the remote Breton coast, is dragged from his morning croissant and coffee to the scene of a curious murder...

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

A Confederacy of Dunces

by John Kennedy Toole

Ignatius J. Reilly, is a haughty, hungry human with an appetite for misadventure. Both fractious and fastidious – think Don Quixote in the French Quarter – Ignatius gets himself involved in a series of comic interludes that never result in a moral awakening of any description.

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Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

A Confederacy of Dunces

by John Kennedy Toole

Ignatius J. Reilly, is a haughty, hungry human with an appetite for misadventure. Both fractious and fastidious – think Don Quixote in the French Quarter – Ignatius gets himself involved in a series of comic interludes that never result in a moral awakening of any description.

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