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Burr & Hamilton: The History and the Musical – No Reading Required!

Watch, read or listen, then join us for a discussion of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.

Have you recently listened to podcast, or audiobook? Have you read an article, interview or book? Have you watched the musical play? Does not matter; no reading is required! If you share an interest in Aaron Burr and Hamilton, or even American history, founding fathers, and Patriotism; please, come and join us for a discussion on Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton.

Join us in the Theatre Meeting Rooms at 12 pm, February 15th. Sweets and drinks provided!

Recommended Reading/Listening List – if interested!

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
Being the Complete Libretto of the Broadway Musical, with a True Account of its Creation, and Concise Remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America.
Available in book, Book on CD, and downloaded audiobook!

Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording
Available on CD and Hoopla

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
A New York Times Best Seller and the inspiration for the musical, Hamilton.Available in book and audiobook.

Fallen Founder: A Life of Aaron Burr by Nancy Isenberg
Available in book

Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America’s First Sensational Murder Mystery by Paul Collins
Available in book

Future No Reading Required Discussion Groups

Teamwork and the Walking Dead
Tuesday, March 14 @ 6:30 pm. Theatre Conference Room. If you watch the show, listen to the podcasts or read the fan forums, you won't want to miss out on this fun and unconventional discussion group.

Back to the Future: Where's My Flying Car?
Wednesday April 12th @ 12 pm. Theatre Level Meeting Rooms. Which inventions are we using today and what remains a daydream? For this new take on a genre group you can read a book, an article, listen to an interview or podcast, watch a documentary or just join in the discussion.

Disconnecting in the Digital Age
Wednesday June 14th @ 12 pm. Adult Program Room. For this new take on a genre group you can read a book, an article, listen to an interview or podcast, watch a documentary or just join in the discussion. Bring your lunch. Sweets and drinks will be provided.

-Tara

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Take a Walk in My Shoes

Take a Walk in My Shoes: A Year in the Life. We’ve all heard this sentiment before. But what is a good way to experience these different lifestyles and points of view? By reading of course! From a doctor’s first year as a physician to a teacher’s first year in a huge city school, from a front porch stoop that serves as a neighborhood’s hangout to a full-fledged farm supporting a family that has no idea how to farm. Stop by the Nonfiction Department today to see which path you will choose to get a new understanding of someone else’s world.

Coop: A Family, A Farm, And the Pursuit of One Good Egg by Michael Perry
B PERRY

The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood by David Simon
364.177 SIM

Down Among the Dead Men: A Year in the Life of a Mortuary Technician by Michelle Williams
393 WIL

Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love From a Year in Paris by Ann Mah
COOKING 641.5944 MAH

Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking At It For a Year by Kjerstin Gruys
646.702 GRU

Trespassing Across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Done-Before (And Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland by Ken Ilgunas
917.3 ILG New Book

-Rachael

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Nonfiction for Black History Month

Diversity and History are two topics of great interests to many patrons here at the Hoover Library. During the month of February, we take the time to celebrate both topics through Black History Month. In our Non-Fiction section, patrons will find a plethora of books pertaining to the many genres and labels dedicated to honoring African-American history. Recommended books on this topic include:

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With anything from classes, book discussion groups, your favorite fiction and nonfiction materials, to live music our adult services is sure to have something for everyone!