Wed. July 17: 6pm Historian and Oxford resident Bob Gardner discusses the politics and turmoil of communism as it relates to the Soviet Space Race and the moon landing in 1969. Great speaker-join us!
Sat. July 20: 2pm-4pm CCSU Professor and Astronomer Kristine Larsen will show slides and lesser–known footage as she discusses the science of the First moon landing on July 21, 1969. 50th anniversary!
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The FOLIO-sponsored Adult Book Discussion program series “Murder They Wrote” will continue on Saturday, July 13: Nonfiction Title The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule.
Ann Rule was a writer working on the biggest story of her life, tracking down a brutal mass-murderer. Little did she know that Ted Bundy, her close friend, was the savage slayer she was hunting.
Adult Book Discussion Group-Classics
Please join us at 6:00pm on Tuesday July 23 to discuss:
From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne –To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, we are featuring a classic from 1865 where the wonder of space travel is in the mind but not yet the grasp of this author, who broke new ground in literature with the first hard-science-style science fiction novel.
Adult Book Discussion Group-Original
Please join us at 6:00pm on Thursday July 18 for George Saunder’s “Tenth of December: Stories”
Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human. Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, the stories in Tenth of December—through their manic energy, their focus on what is redeemable in human beings, and their generosity of spirit—not only entertain and delight; they fulfill Chekhov’s dictum that art should “prepare us for tenderness.”
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