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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Selections: 2018-2019

2018-08-10 15:29:24

The Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library presents its selections for their 2018/2019 Book Discussion Series. The book discussions are free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the general public. Join us!

Behold the Dreamers

Behold the Dreamers
by Imbolo Mbue
Tuesday September 18, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 p.m.
RT, Room 503

A debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, and race in the American Dream--the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy.—
Discussion leader: Michele Klaus, Friends of the Library member


Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
by Sam Quinones
Thursday, October 18, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

The relentless marketing of pain pills. Crews from a small Mexican town selling heroin like pizza.The collision has led to America’s greatest drug scourge. In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland.
Discussion Leader: Glenda Carbaugh, Friends of the Library member.


by Charles Frazier
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

In his powerful new novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War.--Amazon.
Discussion leaders: Richard Fox and William Keating, Friends of the Library members.


Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America
by Michael Ruhlman
Thursday, March 14, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm (appx.)
Location: Heinen's, Corner of 9th St. and Euclid Ave. Ride the free Trolley or walk from CSU with other attendees.

The Friends of the Library will host an excursion to Heinen's of Downtown Cleveland for a tour of the Historic Ameritrust Rotunda Building. Learn about the history of Heinen's and more! A book discussion of Grocery and lunch follows the tour. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
Discussion leader: Richard Fox, Friends of the Library member.


The Necklace
by Claire McMillan (meet the author!)
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 502

Claire McMillan will make a presentation about her book The Necklace, take questions, and sign her book. Two generations of Quincy women--a bewitching Jazz Age beauty and a young lawyer--bound by a spectacular and mysterious Indian necklace. Amazon.

Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email Barbara Loomis.

Posted 2018-08-10 15:29:24 by Barbara_Loomis.

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