NEW! Staff Picks Book Group

    Monday, March 4th @ 6 p.m

    Join our newest book discussion group! We call it the Staff Picks Book Group because each month, a different staff member will be picking the book and leading the discussion. The Staff Picks Book Group will meet on the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in the library.

    Our first discussion will be led by Library Director Megan on Monday, March 4th, and for this special kick-off meeting, refreshments will be served! 

    About March's pick:

    American Eclipse : A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World
    by David Baron

    In honor of the upcoming eclipse in April, we'll be reading David Baron's American Eclipse!

    "In vibrant historical detail, American Eclipse animates the fierce jockeying that came to dominate late nineteenth-century American astronomy, revealing the challenges faced by three of the most determined eclipse chasers who participated in this adventure. James Craig Watson, in his day a renowned asteroid hunter; Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who fought to demonstrate that science and higher learning were not anathema to femininity; and Thomas Edison, a young inventor and irrepressible showman. With vivid accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, Baron's page-turning drama not only brings to life the mythologized age of the Wild West in a totally unexpected way but forever memorializes an historic eclipse that would come to symbolize American science in its ascendance."

    If you'd like to join the Staff Picks Book Group, please contact the Reference Desk at askreference@coventrylibrary.org or 822-9105.

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