SILVER CREEK - The Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek will host a monthly book discussion club beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. The club, named the "We Love A.L.L. Books" Book Club, will meet on the second Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The purpose of the book club is to gain insights, knowledge and an appreciation of different people and places throughout the world and throughout time. Members will read a broad range of fiction and nonfiction books, including but not limited to historical fiction, true histories, biographies, current issues and events, and contemporary fiction. It is hoped that the book club will offer an opportunity for an enjoyable form of continuing education.
The book to be discussed at the club's first meeting is "In the Garden of Beasts," by Erik Larson. Published in 2011, this major bestseller tells the remarkable true story of William Edward Dodd, America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany. The book sheds light on the rise of the Third Reich and the reasons why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler and the Nazi Party. Copies of the book are available to borrow through the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System.
In order to have a successful discussion, participants are asked to read the entire book before the meeting and to come prepared with two or three critical questions or observations that will allow the group to explore the book in some depth. The first meeting will also include discussion of the rules for choosing future monthly book selections.
For more information or to sign up, call 934-3468. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library.