Spring Schedule for Library’s Nonfiction Book Group

Program Description: Spring is here and so is an exciting lineup of book selections from the library’s Non-Fiction Book Group.

Date/Time: Mondays, 6-7:30pm

  • Drawdown : The Most Comprehensive Plan ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken, April 29
  • The Library Book by Susan Orlean, May 13
  • No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America by Darnell Moore, June 24

Recommended Audience/Registration: This monthly group is open to the public and focuses on history and social and political life in North America and is facilitated by library Board President Mark Orton. To register for the book group email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org.

About Drawdown, in Yale Environment 360 Hawken states: “We’ve never mapped, measured, and modeled the top solutions to global warming, after 40 years of this being in the public sphere. With this plan we have in hand now, in a practical way, the solutions that are needed in order to reverse global warming.” Ron Charles of the Washington Post writes in his review of Susan Orlean’s The Library Book: “ Orlean, a longtime New Yorker writer, has been captivating us with human stories for decades, and her latest book is a wide-ranging, deeply personal, and terrifically engaging investigation of humanity’s bulwark against oblivion: the library.” Finally, from the New York Times review: “In “No Ashes in the Fire,” Darnell Moore writes a deeply personal memoir of growing up in the cross hairs of racism and homophobia in Camden, N.J., in the 1980s and ’90s.”

These books are all available for borrowing through the Mid-Hudson Library System.