In the midst of the pandemic we started an online Short Story Club. We had such a good time reading stories and chatting about them. Now the reading goddesses have deemed we’ve graduated to full-on books! Yes, congratulations are being shared around.
Gal’s Guide Book Club
Here is how it works.
- Katie Harris hand picks a book.
- The book will fit into the Gal’s Guide research theme for that month. For example January is rebel gals, February is Black gals in STEM, etc
- Books selections may be fiction or non fiction.
- We meet online or in person (TBD) on the second Thursday and last Thursday of the month at 8pm.
- You don’t have to have read the full book to participate.
- 100% free.
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January Book Selection
Rebel Gals Month
Thursday, January 14 at 8pm
Thursday, January 28 at 8pm
ONLINE for January
by Glennon Doyle
There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives, relationships, and world, and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this?
Available for check out at the Gal’s Guide Library.
February Book Selection
Black History in STEM Month
Thursday, February 11 at 8pm
Thursday, February 25 at 8pm
TBD online or in person
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells–taken without her knowledge–became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave.
Available for checkout at the Gal’s Guide Library