Read and Reflect Book Club- Book Club for Seniors
Join us at the Harris Senior Center for Read and Reflect, our monthly book club for seniors! Each month, we’ll discuss a particular book that inspires, intrigues, or amazes, including both classic and contemporary works of fiction and non-fiction. Books are available for check out at the Auburn Public Library, located at 749 East Thach Avenue. Please call (334) 501-3190 to reserve your copy today. Light refreshments will be provided.
Discussion begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Harris Senior Center.
•Tuesday, January 31 – The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Following the Great Depression, nine working-class students – the children of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers -- competed on the crew team at the University of Washington. They would go on to beat teams from the East Coast and United Kingdom, and would eventually defeat the German rowing team at the 1936 Olympic Games. The book draws on the boys’ own journals and personal accounts, as the team demonstrates grit, resilience, and the ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.
•Tuesday, February 28– I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong.
With humor and insight, science journalist Ed Yong walks us through how bacteria and other microbes help protect us from disease, as well as help other animals either protect themselves or accomplish extraordinary feats. Yong helps us see that microbes should often be seen, not as germs to be eradicated, but as helpful partners to other living things. Yong introduces us to these microscopic creatures, as well as to the scientists who study them.
Show & Tell Book Group
- a book group meets every 3rd Monday of the month (except where holidays conflict) to discuss books. This is a “show and tell” book group. Everyone is free to read any book(s) -- fiction or non-fiction -- and present it to the group. A lively discussion ensues.
COME AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN!