Current Owl Book Group Selection

A Short History of Nearly Everything book coverA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Friday, March 29th @ 10:30am

Bill Bryson explores the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer and attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. To that end, Bill Bryson apprenticed himself to a host of the world’s most profound scientific minds, living and dead. His challenge is to take subjects like geology, chemistry, paleontology, astronomy, and particle physics and see if there isn’t some way to render them comprehensible to people, like himself, made bored (or scared) stiff of science by school. On his travels through space and time, Bill Bryson encounters a splendid gallery of the most fascinating, eccentric, competitive, and foolish personalities ever to ask a hard question. In their company, he undertakes a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge.

Book Club Kits

Our kits make hosting your own book club easier than ever. Each kit includes 8-10 copies of a book, background information about the author, sample discussion questions and more!  Kits are available for loan throughout the county, and have a six week checkout period.

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Owl Book Group Schedule 2018-2019

Our library book club typically meets on the last Friday of each month at 10:30 am. Newcomers welcome!

July 27, 2018 – The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

August 31, 2018 – Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Hochschild

September 28, 2018 – Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

October 26, 2018 – The Past by Tessa Hadley

November 23, 2018 – Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

December 15, 2018 – Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

January 25, 2019 – Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

February 22, 2019 – The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

March 29, 2019 – A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

April 26, 2019 – The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

May 31, 2019 – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

June 28, 2019 – Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Past Owl Book Group Selections