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Book Discussion Groups & Great Ideas Discussion Group

Book groups are open to anyone, just read the book and come to the meetings, which are generally held in the library conference room. To see what kits are available, go to Books in a Bag to see the complete list and descriptions.

Great Ideas Schedule lists all of the upcoming Great Ideas topics and discussion times.

Longmont's bookshelf: currently-reading

Second Mondays, 7:00 PM

June 9 - The Milagro Beanfield War by John Nichols

Often called a political/Southwest/comic/environmental novel, Milagro is all of these and more. This story takes place in the dirt-poor town of Milagro. There, a fight brews between the small farmers and sheepmen, against the Anglo water barons and power broker developers. The tale of Milagro's rising is wildly comic, a vivid portrayal of a town that, half-stumbling and partly prodded, gropes its way toward its own stubborn salvation.

First Thursdays, 2:00 PM

June 5 - Karma Gone Bad: How I Learned to Love Mangos, Bollywood, and Water Buffalo by Jenny Feldon

When Jenny's husband gets transferred to India for work, she looks forward to a new life filled with glamorous expat friends and exciting adventures. What she doesn't expect is endless bouts of food poisoning, buffalo in the streets, and crippling loneliness in one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Jenny struggles to fight off depression and anger as her sense of self and her marriage begin to unravel. But after months of bitterness and takeout pizza, Jenny realizes what the universe has been trying to tell her all along: India doesn't need to change. She does. This is the true story of a Starbucks-loving city girl finding beauty in the chaos and making her way in the land of karma



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