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Aldo Leopold Book Discussion at Central Library

Join us at the Central Library Krug Rare Books Room for a book discussion on Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac.This collection of essays has informed and changed the environmental movement and stimulated a widespread interest in ecology as a science. Join us for a discussion of Leopold's work as well as our environment in general. A responsible relationship between people and the land they inhabit becomes more important everyday. What ideas do you have to inspire change?

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Tuesday, April 5th from 6-7 p.m.
Central Library Krug Rare Books Room
814 W. Wisconsin Ave.

This event is a Language of Conservation Program. The Language of Conservation is an initiative of Poets House in partnership with the Milwaukee County Zoo and Milwaukee Public Library, made possible by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Photo curtesy of the Aldo Leopold Foundation




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Bess and Harry's Excellent Adventure

In the summer of 1953, Harry and Bess Truman took a road trip, just the two of them, from Missouri to the East Coast and back again. Enjoy a slice of life with the ex-president as he and his wife hit the road to enjoy America.

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What: Discussion of the book Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip

When: Tuesday, December 8, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Where: Central

Location: Krug Rare Books Room

Come join us for a lively book discussions in the comfortable surroundings of the Central Library Richard E. & Lucile Krug Rare Books Room. The book will be a starting point for exchanging ideas on themes, events and characters; reading the book in advance is NOT required.

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Please join us at the MPL Central Library on Tuesday, May 13th at 7 pm for a discussion of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried : a work of fiction. However, prior reading of this book is not necessary to join in the discussion. Tell the group about your experiences in the military or discuss the impact of military service on your family. Any and all contributions are welcome!
The Vietnam War experiences of the author are told in this outstanding work of fiction. This novel was a finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award and the acclaim is well deserved. The book is not a novel in the traditional sense, or a collection of short stories and not quite a memoir.

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