Dive into Dewey!: Strictly Nonfiction Book Group

The Dewey Decimal Classification System organizes information into 10 main classes which cover the entire world of knowledge. Inside this system are fascinating reads on many topics. Maybe you are an avid nonfiction reader, or you read nonfiction from time to time, or you have never read nonfiction for insight and entertainment. Come join the STRICTLY NONFICTION Book Group, beginning in February 2017, for lively discussion of diverse titles.

  • STRICTLY NONFICTION meets the first Friday of the month from 1-2 p.m. in the library’s large meeting room.
  • No registration is required. All are welcome!
  • Copies of the selected books are available at the Circulation Desk. Please bring your library card to check out a copy.
  • Contact Sara for book suggestions- topics or titles of interest for the group shildebrand@germantownlibrarywi.org

 Selections for 2017:

February 3    My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her  Family’s Nazi Past by Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair

March 3       The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

April 7        I Had to Survive: How a Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives by Dr. Roberto Canessa

May 5        The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben

June 2     Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacey O’Brien

July 7         The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer

August 4     The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

Sept. 1        Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Oct. 6          Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland by Dan Barry

Nov. 3         Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax

Dec. 1          Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places by Bill Streever