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The FOLIO-sponsored Adult Book Discussion program series “Murder They Wrote” will continue on Saturday, March 14 at 2pm with nonfiction title Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.
The book investigates a series of murders of wealthy Osage people that took place in Osage County, Oklahoma in the early 1920s—after big oil deposits were discovered beneath their land. It presents detailed evidence of how the newly formed FBI started to track the mastermind behind it down.
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Join us Thursday February 20 6pm:
Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown
Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. Even before Mary Rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Based on a true narrative.
Coming Next Month: Educated by Tara Westover March 19.
Classics Book Club- Tuesday February 25 at 6pm: “Main Street” by Sinclair Lewis. Carol Milford is convinced by her new husband, Dr. Will Kennicott, to leave the city life to which she is accustomed. They relocate to his hometown of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota, where she is taken aback by the little town’s backward ways and ugly appearance. She soon sets about to “improve” it.
Coming Next Month: This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald on March 24.
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