If you like a bit of fiction with your history, join us for great discussions each month at 1:00 p.m. in LRNC 215 on the following dates. For more details, contact Susan Green at 281.290.3242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 30 - Metropolis by Elizabeth Gaffney
"Gaffney's sprawling first novel drops readers smack in the middle of New York City circa 1868. Incidents from history-a fire at P.T. Barnum's American Museum and an explosion aboard a ferry-mingle with events conjured by the author's imagination as German immigrant Johannes gets mired in troubles seemingly beyond his control." - Library Journal review excerpt
June 27 - Pearl of China by Anchee Min
"As a girl in Maoist China, Min (Red Azalea) was ordered to denounce Pearl S. Buck; now she offers a thin sketch of the Nobel laureate's life from the point of view of fictional Willow Yee, a fiercely loyal friend." - Publishers Weekly review excerpt
Throughout the year our group will be reading books, both fiction and non-fiction, that highlight the literature, culture, environment, and politics of various parts of the world. Each month a LSC-CyFair faculty member will introduce and facilitate the conversation in LRNC 215 on the dates listed below at 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Please pick up a reading guide from the 2nd floor reference desk the first week of each month. Join us as we delve into Books without Borders. Contact Patsy Brautigam (email@example.com) for more information.
May 16 – Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith - Facilitator, Rebecca Royer, Professor of ESOL
June 20 – Red Azalea by Anchee Min - Facilitator, Robert O’Brien, Professor of History
July 18 – The Path Between Seas: the Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1910 by David McCullough - Facilitator, Ruben Howard, Professor of Logistics
The club meets the last Wednesday of the month at the new time of 12:00 p.m. in library meeting room 215. We discuss a different theme each month. For more details, contact Lindsey Bartlett at 281.290.3973 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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On the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in LRNC 215, join your host Mick Stafford for sports talk and books. Call 281.290.5276 for more information.
May 8 (note: this month's meeting begins at 2:00 p.m.) - Transpacific Field of Dreams: How Baseball Linked the United States in Peace and War by Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu
"Guthrie-Shimizu (history, Michigan State Univ.) draws extensively on both English-language and Japanese sources to explore the U.S.-Japanese baseball connections developed beginning around 1870, even given geographical and cultural differences, racial antipathies, and the enmity of World War II." - Library Journal review excerpt
June 12: Flashing Before My Eyes: 50 Years of Headlines, Datelines & Punchlines by Dick Schaap
"Schaap fleshes out a chronology of his journalism career with endless yarns starring the last half-century's leading lights in sports, politics and the arts." - Publishers Weekly review excerpt
July 10: Play by Play: Baseball, Radio and Life in the Last Chance League by Neal Conan
"A veteran announcer in radio's majors, National Public Radio's Conan was thrilled to get a call to baseball's minors and spent a happy summer of 2000 doing the play-by-play for the independent Atlantic League's Aberdeen Arsenal." - Library Journal review excerpt
August 14: Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella by Neil Lanctot
"Impeccably researched, it's a defining book on 'the only person in baseball history about whom absolutely no one had a bad thing to say.'" - Publishers Weekly review excerpt