Nonfiction Book Group Reads Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

 Program Description: Our nonfiction book group, facilitated by Mark Orton, will discuss Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. This book covers the last 100,000 years of human existence; that is, all of human existence. Harari takes us through three revolutions: cognitive, agricultural, and scientific and looks at what constitutes human happiness.

Date/Time: Monday, November 26, 6-7:30pm

Registration & Details: All are welcome. The book is available to borrow in standard, large print, and audio formats from the library. Email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792, or stop by the main desk to register.

 

 

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Nonfiction Book Group to Discuss 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus in July

Program Description:  The book group will discuss 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann. The New York Times Book Review stated of 1491: “Marvelous. . . . A sweeping portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus. . . . A remarkably engaging writer.”

Date/Time: Thursday, July 19, 6 – 8pm  Continue reading

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Our new nonfiction book group has decided to discuss Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond at their next meeting, April 5, 6-7:30pm.

In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Grant Fellow Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads.

The book is available to borrow in print, ebook, and on CD through the library. To reserve a copy, visit the online catalog, call or stop by the main desk at the library. Continue reading

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