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Coffee, Tea, and Books
Contemporary Book Discussion
Meets the 3rd Monday of the Month (*unless otherwise noted)
Connections Café - 6:30–8 p.m.
- Jan. 27 - The Power by Naomi Alderman
- Feb. 24 - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
- March 16 - Ireland by Frank Delaney
- April 20 - The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede
- May 18 - Educated by Tara Westover
- June 15 - Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
Reading Great Books Foundation material
Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the Month
Connections Café - 6–8 p.m.
- Jan. 8 - The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro*
- Jan. 22 - An Essay on the Principle of Population; High Price of Provisions by Thomas R. Malthus
- Feb. 12 - That which is Seen and That Which is Not Seen by Frederick Bastiat
- Feb. 26 - Of the Demand or Market for Product by Jean Baptiste Say
- March 11 - On Machinery by David Ricardo
- March 25 - The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof by Karl Marx
- April 8 - Moon Tiger (Ch. 1-8) by Penelope Lively**
- April 22 - Moon Tiger (Ch. 9-16) by Penelope Lively**
- May 13 - Principles of Political Economy by John Stuart Mill
- May 27 - Application of the Laws of Demand and Supply to the Special Problem of Wages by Fleeming Jenkin
- June 10 - The Substance of Economics by Alfred Marshall
- June 24 - Industrial Exemption and Conservatism by Thornstein Veblen
- July 8 - Transaction by John R. Commons
- July 22 - The Civilization of Capitalism by Joseph A. Schumpeter
These selections are from Great Books Foundation publications and may be ordered at (800-222-5870) or on www.greatbooks.org.
*Remains of the Day , by Kazuo Ishiguro, Vintage International Edition, Oct. 1993.
**Moon Tiger, by Penelope Lively, Grove Press, 1982.
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For die-hard mystery fans
Meets the 1st Saturday of the month
Connections Café - 10 a.m.–Noon
- Jan. 4 - Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart
- Feb. 1 - Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
- Mar. 7 - Little Shop of Homicide by Denise Swanson
- April 4 - The Blackhouse by Peter May
- May 2 - Aunt Dimity & the Lost Prince by Nancy Atherton
- June 6 - Lady of Ashes by Christine Trent
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