What we're about

This group is for dedicated readers and knowledge seekers who want to learn more about the world we live in. Knowledge is, after all, power, and having facts and figures to back up arguments is never a bad thing. Ideally this group will meet once a month to discuss a book of the month. We can read both fiction and non-fiction, and the literature we read need not be political. The overall aim of the group will be to enrich ourselves with knowledge and get together to share this knowledge.

Upcoming events (3)

June Group Dinner (no book this month)

Needs a location

June is a good month for a summer break from reading a book a month. Instead, let's have a group dinner at a restaurant and have a little social fun. Location TBD. Anybody have any good ideas for a place with a big table that is quiet enough so we can hear each other? It will be a cash event. So, don't sign up unless you can come. Also, July and August books have been chosen and will be posted within 24 hours.

July 2019 Liberal Bookworms: A new social contract for a new century?

People voted to do a social contract theme. Please red one of the following three books. #1 is an overview on the need for a new social contract by Robt. Reich. It's short with lots of library copies. The other 2 are by Democratic presidential candidates. #2 is by the magnificent Elizabeth Warren. We read her personal autobiography in 2014 but this one centers on how to rewrite the U.S. social contract so it works for all the people. #3 is by Dem candidate Andrew Yang and has been highly praised. 1. Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few. By Robert Reich. https://www.amazon.com/Saving-Capitalism-Many-Not-Few/dp/0345806220/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=saving+capitalism+for+the+many&qid=1559796028&s=books&sr=1-1 -- 225pp of text, 2016 PB. -- Library = City 16 of 18 available. County 2 of 5. 2. This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class. By Elizabeth Warren. https://www.amazon.com/This-Fight-Our-Battle-Americas/dp/1250155037/ref=pd_sbs_14_19?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1250155037&pd_rd_r=84332c1a-8809-11e9-8c66-a517f00d9800&pd_rd_w=xdGU3&pd_rd_wg=r2RLm&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=AG2B5PCEF1MDAKJ7Z08F&psc=1&refRID=AG2B5PCEF1MDAKJ7Z08F -- She is Dem presidential candidate. We read her personal autobiography in 2014. -- 310pp of text, 2016 PB bestseller. -- Focus on how to save the country. -- Library: City 12 of 18 available. County 15+ available. 3. The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future. By Andrew Yang https://www.amazon.com/War-Normal-People-Disappearing-Universal/dp/0316414212/ref=pd_rhf_se_s_cr_simh_1_8?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0316414212&pd_rd_r=563598c7-03c7-4a70-8ac8-aeeab31d465b&pd_rd_w=RyCaP&pd_rd_wg=eXXbF&pf_rd_p=67aa5820-8762-4202-90ba-881bb99c913c&pf_rd_r=Y30XGJQJ0Y4GVYRYQK75&psc=1&refRID=Y30XGJQJ0Y4GVYRYQK75 -- He is a Dem presidential candidate. -- 250pp of text, 2018 PB. -- Library: City 0 of 7 available with 12 holds. County 1 of 1.

August 2019 Liberal Bookworms: Human cultural evolution, past and future

This topic was people's 2nd choice in voting for July/Aug books, and no one has written more widely or entertainingly on how humans got to where we are and where we might be going than sociologist Yuval Noah Harari. His books are runaway best sellers (ergo, alas, with no library access) . Please read one of his two long but fun paperbacks for August 24th. 1. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. By Yuval Noah Harari. https://www.amazon.com/Sapiens-Humankind-Yuval-Noah-Harari/dp/0062316117/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr -- 400pp of text, 2014 PB, $17. -- Best seller on what drove past human cultural evolution. -- Library = City 1 of 53 available. County: 0 of 21 available with 19 holds OR 2. Homo Deus: A brief History of Tomorrow, By Yuval Noah Harari. https://www.amazon.com/Homo-Deus-Brief-History-Tomorrow/dp/0062464345/ref=pd_sim_14_1/130-1634888-1473911?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0062464345&pd_rd_r=6cbe777a-664c-11e9-8627-41445435c50e&pd_rd_w=Y4Grt&pd_rd_wg=eweaz&pf_rd_p=90485860-83e9-4fd9-b838-b28a9b7fda30&pf_rd_r=YND2F5G3HYN9JPPK2R4T&psc=1&refRID=YND2F5G3HYN9JPPK2R4T -- 400pp of text, 2018 PB. $15. -- Same author’s best-selling speculation on our future evolution. -- Library = City 0 of 29 with 3 holds. County 0 of 9 with 1 hold.

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