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New for Summer 2021 – Diverse Perspectives Book Club

Nonfiction, novels, memoirs and more – we seek multiple perspectives, with multiple points of entry, and we work to center the voices of marginalized communities and people through our exploration about inequality and injustice in the United States. All interested readers are welcome. The Diverse Perspectives Book Club is online and will discuss How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi Thursday, June 10, at 7 p.m. Registration is required and can be done here. Everyone who registers will receive an email the day before book club regarding virtual meeting details.
Upcoming dates and titles:
Thursday, July 8Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance by Nick Estes
Thursday, Aug. 12Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

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Virtual Tea Time Book Club

This summer there are two Tea Time Book Club options. If you’re looking for some summer sunshine, we’ll be meeting outdoors behind the Carlson Library at 6 p.m. If you’re not quite ready to meet in person, you can join us virtually at 8 p.m. The featured title for June will be The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner and we will meet on Monday, June 14. All interested readers are welcome! Registration is required and can be done here. Everyone who registers will receive an email the day before book club regarding virtual meeting details.

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New for Summer 2021 – Summer Garden Book Club

Enjoy an early evening of community, connectivity, and discussion with our Summer Garden Book Club. Summer Garden Book Club will meet outside at the Learning Garden at the Dr. James Carlson Library. This group will explore works of fiction and non-fiction relating to ecology, nature, and gardens. Participants can help with maintenance tasks at the garden beds during the discussion, if they wish. Pre-registration is required and can be done here.
Upcoming dates and titles: For more information or to get a copy of the books, please contact Lori at 701.476.5977.
Upcoming dates and titles:
Tuesday, June 15 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.
Title: The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman
Tuesday, July 20 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.
Title: Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard by Douglas Tallamy​​
Tuesday, Aug. 17 – Dr. James Carlson Library at 6 p.m.
Title: World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil​

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Senior Book Club

Join the virtual Senior Book Club for an informal discussion every other month. Recommended for readers 55 and older, but open to all interested readers, the Senior Book Club is online and will discuss A Well Behaved Woman by Therese Anne Fowler Tuesday, June 22, starting at 3 p.m. Copies of the book are available in large print and standard print, while supplies last. Registration is required and can be done here. Everyone who registers will receive an email the day before book club regarding virtual meeting details. If you need assistance or further details, contact the Kirstie at 701.298.6954.