No Jacket Required – “Presidential Biographies,” January 2016
HPL’s genre group discussed Presidential Biographies in January.
The titles and websites presented are listed below.
- Woodrow Wilson by H.W. Brands
- Lyndon B. Johnson by Charles Peters
- No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin
- Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
- The Roosevelts: An Intimate History DVD by Ken Burns
- Dead Wake by Erik Larson
- Thomas Jefferson Landscape Architect by Frederick Doveton Nichols and Ralph E. Griswold
- The Unfinished Presidency by Douglas Brinkley
- A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter
- Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough
- Young Mr. Obama by Ted McClelland
- The American Journey of Barack Obama by Life Books
- "The Fix’s List of Best Presidential Biographies" from The Washington Post
- Essential Books I, II, and III on the right side of the page from Dead Presidents blog
Please join us on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 for a discussion of Poetry. The group will be held in the Theatre Level Meeting Room C at 10:30 a.m. Call Nonfiction at 444-7840 for more information.
No Jacket Required – “Let’s Talk Science,” November 2015
The library’s genre group discussed science books in November. The titles presented are listed below.
*Finding Zero: A Mathematician’s Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers by Amir D. Aczel
*Junk DNA: A Journey through the Dark Matter of the Genome by Nessa Carey
*Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind by David Linden
*Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins by Susan Casey
*Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex by Michael A. Hiltzik
*Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science - - and the World by Rachel Swaby
*Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach
Please join us on Wednesday, December 16 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. for our annual Book Group Open House. Meet the book group leaders, see next year’s selections, and enjoy light refreshments. This is a free event to be held in the Theatre Level Meeting Rooms.