New Year Brings New Book Club Series

Book clubs at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library will start the New Year with new series of book discussions.
The Pageturners Library Book Club – meeting the fourth Wednesday of each month, excluding December, at 10:15 a.m. – is again participating in a Let’s Talk About It series with books provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries following a Humor and Satire theme.
Discussion leaders for the series are scholars provided by the Idaho Humanities Council. Further support is provided by the usbankcorp Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Local support is provided by the Friends of the Library.
The books, discussion dates, and scholars for this series are:
► “Green Grass, Running Water” by Thomas King, Jan. 27, scholar: Paula Coomer.
► “Message From My Father” by Calvin Trillin, Feb. 24, scholar: Nancy Casey.
► “Pudd’nhead Wilson” by Mark Twain, March 23, scholar: Barbara Meldrum.
► “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie, April 24, scholar Jennifer Ladino.
► “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, May 25, scholar: Ron McFarland.
Pageturner discussions are open to any adult reader. The books can be checked out at the Research and Information Desk.
The Food for Thought Book Club meets the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. and is offered in partnership with the Inland Northwest Food Network. Discussions are open to anyone interested in the science, cultivation, and preparation of food.
Upcoming books and discussion dates include:
► “Tasty” by John McQuaid, Jan. 6.
► “Wisdom of the Last Farmer” by David Mas Matsumoto, Feb. 3.
► “The Good Gut” by Justin and Erica Sonnenburg, March 2.
► “Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World” by Mark Kurlansky, April 6.
► “Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the perfect Meal” by Ava Chin, May 4.
► “The Third Plate” by Dan Barber, June 1.
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