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Cumulative Realities Book Club

Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library

2022-07-18 18:30:00 2022-07-18 19:30:00 America/New_York Cumulative Realities Book Club Moved by memoirs? Devourer of diaries? Lured by life stories? Come join us at the Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library as we discuss a different biographical or non-fiction title every month. Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch

Monday, July 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-07-18 18:30:00 2022-07-18 19:30:00 America/New_York Cumulative Realities Book Club Moved by memoirs? Devourer of diaries? Lured by life stories? Come join us at the Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library as we discuss a different biographical or non-fiction title every month. Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch

Moved by memoirs? Devourer of diaries? Lured by life stories? Come join us at the Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library as we discuss a different biographical or non-fiction title every month.

The Bill Brinton Murray Hill branch library is proud to present a monthly non-fiction and biography book club!

"History isn't something you look back at and say it was inevitable, it happens because people make decisions that are sometimes very impulsive and of the moment, but those moments are cumulative realities." - Marsha P. Johnson 

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Monday, July 18th: Apparently There Were Complaints by Sharon Gless.  

Apparently There Were Complaints delves into Gless's remarkable career and explores Gless's complicated family, her struggles with alcoholism, and her fear of romantic commitment as well as her encounters with some of Hollywood's biggest names. Brutally honest and incredibly relatable, Gless puts it all out on the page in the same way she has lived--never with moderation. 


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Monday, August 15th: Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs 


Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. So at the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor's bizarre family, and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all year round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull an electroshock- therapy machine could provide entertainment. The funny, harrowing and bestselling account of an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances. 
 
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Monday, September 19th: Greedy: Notes from a Bisexual Who Wants Too Much by Jen Winston 


With her clever voice and clear-eyed insight, Jen draws on personal experiences with sexism and biphobia to understand how we all can and must do better. She sheds light on the reasons women, queer people, and other marginalized groups tend to make ourselves smaller, provoking the question: What would happen if we suddenly stopped?  
 
Greedy shows us that being bisexual is about so much more than who you're sleeping with--it's about finding stability in a state of flux and defining yourself on your own terms. This book inspires us to rethink the world as we know it, reminding us that Greedy was a superpower all along.  

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Copies of these books will be available to check out at the Circulation desk. This book club is welcome to all. 

Registration is required for this event, and must be completed two hours prior to the start time. A library card and PIN is required for registration. If you do not have a card, click HERE to obtain one.

Registered seats may be forfeited five minutes after start of program.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 1–2 business days to process. Last-minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. Please ask for Learning Services at 255-2665 or email JPLprograms@coj.net.

Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch

Phone: (904) 255-2665

Hours
We're closed Sunday July 03
We're closed Monday July 04
Mon, Jun 27 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 28 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 29 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Jun 30 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jul 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 03 Closed

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