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December 2016

Book Discussion: No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt on the Homefront in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin

December 8
7:00 pm

The titles in this series, including three Pulitzer winners, examine America's fighting stance through the First and Second World Wars. Read More »

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Weimar Germany and the Rise of the Third Reich

December 8
7:00 pm
Image of rally in Germany

Defeated, humiliated, and in chaos, Germany after World War I was imperiled by leftist revolution and right-wing violence. Jack Mayer recounts the origins of the Third Reich through the story of Ernst Werner Techow. Read More »

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Book Discussion: Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman

December 10
3:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville

In these mysteries, mayhem and murder play out against a cultural/ethnic backdrop—illuminating more than simply whodunnit. Read More »

Book Discussion: Ahab’s Wife, or the Star-gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund

December 11
1:30 pm

These novels all re-imagine classic works of fiction, retelling them from a different character's perspective. Read More »

Dramatic Reading of The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition

December 12
7:00 pm

Participate in or come to hear this dramatic group reading based on events as they unfolded on Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica. Read More »

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Book Discussion: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

December 12
7:30 pm

The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

Book Discussion: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

December 12
7:30 pm

The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

Ideas on Tap: Growing Up Disney: A History of Childhood in the Twentieth Century

December 13
7:00 pm
ArtsRiot, Burlington
Image of girl with camera

Created in 1923, the Walt Disney Company is now the second largest media conglomerate in the world after Comcast. From the global celebrity of Mickey Mouse that began in the Great Depression to the current popularity of the Disney princesses, the Disney studios have had a significant impact on the lives of children worldwide. Read More »

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Understanding Cuba through Film: Iroko Nuevo and Short Films

December 16
6:30 pm
Image of Cuban dancers

A program of evocative ethnographic short films opens a window into the unique world of Afro-Cuban folklore and traditions, illuminated by live and lively performances. Read More »

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Dessert and Discussion: Caroline Alexander’s The Endurance

December 19
6:30 pm

Discuss Caroline Alexander's The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition. The library will provide some "frosty" treats. Read More »

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