Book Discussion Groups
Acton Memorial Library Book Discussion Group
The Library Book Group meets in the second floor Conference Room at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. All are welcome.
All are welcome; copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.
Please check the Events Calendar to confirm dates, times, and book titles.
Tuesday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m.
The title is The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. The best-selling author identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance, and why the Beatles earned their fame.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Go To Top
This month's book is The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk in late December.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
This month's book is The Unincorporated Man, a provocative social/political/economic novel that takes place in the future, after civilization has fallen into complete economic collapse. This reborn civilization is one in which every individual is incorporated at birth, and spends many years trying to attain control over his or her own life by getting a majority of his or her own shares. Now the incredible has happened: a billionaire businessman, frozen in secret in the early twenty-first century, is discovered and resurrected, given health and a vigorous younger body. Justin Cord is the only unincorporated man in the world, a true stranger in this strange land. Justin survived because he is tough and smart. He cannot accept only part ownership of himself, even if that places him in conflict with a civilization that extends outside the solar system. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk in late January.
Friends of Pine Hawk Book Discussion Series
The Friends of Pine Hawk also sponsor a Book Discussion Series.