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Event Name:Speculative Fiction Book Group
Event Type(s):Member Event
Community Event
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Description:Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in February. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book.
 
The Speculative Fiction Book Group will meet Wed. Feb. 19th at 5:15 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss Katherine Addison’s “The Goblin Emperor.” The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an “accident,” he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir. He must quickly adjust to life as the Goblin Emperor, lest he lose his throne—or his life.
 
The History Book Group will meet at 6:00 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 20th on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss David Herbert Donald’s “Lincoln.” Donald depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war. He chronicles Lincoln’s tremendous capacity for evolution and growth, thus illustrating what made it possible for a man so inexperienced and so unprepared for the presidency to become a great moral leader.
 
For more information, contact Carmen Buss (Friday Book Group) or Kristin Torresdal (Happy Hour, History, and Speculative Fiction Book Groups) at 563-382-3717.
 
 
Event Date:2/19/2020
Event Time:5:15pm
Location:Decorah Library - 2nd Floor
202 Winnebago St
Decorah, IA 52101

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