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Johnson Public Library offers free book clubs including: Young Adult Books For Adult Readers, "The Greats" Fiction Book Club, Just the Facts, Nonfiction Book Club, and a Cook Book Club!

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The Big Burn by Timothy Egan - "Just the Facts" Non-Fiction-Only Book Club

Just the Facts: A Non-Fiction-Only Book Club Saturday, February 23, at 11am This month’s meeting will feature The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America by Timothy Egan. Read about the largest-ever forest fire in America and the tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy in the land. Please feel free to join us. We ask that you read at least 200 pages of the book if you wish to participate in the discussion. You are welcome to bring any refreshments you like to enjoy (and possibly share). Questions? Please contact Kate at[masked]. You may pick up a copy of the book at the Johnson Public Library Circulation Desk.

Bonnie & Clyde by Karen Blumenthal - Young Adult Books For Adult Readers

Young Adult Books For Adult Readers Book Club Saturday, March 2, at 12 noon We will discuss Bonnie and Clyde by Karen Blumenthal. This breathtaking nonfiction tale of love, car chases, kidnappings, and murder is set against the backdrop of the Great Depression. Join us for a lively book discussion of amazing books published for teenagers but that are appealing for adult readers. New members are always welcome! You may pick up a copy of the book at the Johnson Public Library Circulation Desk. Feel free to bring your lunch!

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - “The Greats” Book Club

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“The Greats” Book Club Saturday, March 16, at 11am This month's selection is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different--and far more satisfying--than he ever imagined. As part of "The Greats" book club, you'll be reading all the buzz worthy books you've heard so much about - check off some greats from your "must-read" list! The group alternates between classic and contemporary novels each month. If you can't make the meeting, share your thoughts on JPLfictionbookclub.wordpress.com. You may pick up a copy of the book at the Johnson Public Library Circulation Desk.

Margaritaville, the cookbook - “Food for Thought” Cookbook Club

“Food for Thought” Cookbook Club Monday, March 18, 7pm Every month we pick a new cookbook and you select, make, and bring the recipe of your choice. After sampling an array of delicious treats, we sit down to discuss the process. This month’s selection is Margaritaville, the cookbook : relaxed recipes for a taste of Paradise by Carlo Sernaglia. The first official cookbook from the beloved world of Margaritaville features laid-back favorites like the explosively good Volcano Nachos and the heaven-on-earth-with-an-onion-slice Cheeseburger in Paradise, alongside more sophisticated options that will wow your guests (Coho Salmon in Lemongrass-Miso Broth, anyone?). With its combination of recipes, stories, and gorgeous full color food and lifestyle photographs throughout, it is sure to put you in a Margaritaville state of mind! You may pick up a copy of the book at the Johnson Public Library Circulation Desk. Contact Gladys at[masked] x14 or [masked]. To participate, you must make and bring a recipe from this month’s book.

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