Friday, December 30, 2011

January 2012

Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip by Matthew Algeo

Read about Harry Truman's post-Presidential road trip across America. In 1953, he and Bess tried to travel incognito, a feat that would be nearly impossible today. This is an interesting look at how much life in America has changed in the past 60 years.

Discussion will be on January 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the First Amendment Room at the Eldridge Library.

For more on the book, click here.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December 2011

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is the first book of a trilogy set in North America in the future. This is a bleak time, as the US has been divided into 13 districts, each one struggling to find enough food for its people. The ruling District has, for many years, held a competition called the Hunger Games. Two teens are chosen as Tributes, to be sent to an arena where they will compete for their district, and for their lives.

Discussion will be held on December 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the First Amendment Room at our Eldridge branch.