MPL History Book Club

MPL History Book Club

© gfpeck, flickr

© gfpeck, flickr

– First Wednesdays, 7:00pm –

Join a lively discussion group focused on history!  A subject is determined each month and participants read a non-fiction history book related to the topic.  New members are welcome to join and experience history from many points of view on one topic.  No other history book club offers this unique approach!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – 7:00PM to 8:45 PM – Meeting Room

 

November Topic:  History of Everyday Things

Participants are to read a book on the history and impact of what is considered an everyday thing or concept.  There are millions of things we use or see nearly everyday, but we don’t know how they were developed or how they impacted history.  Examples include: the alphabet, libraries, time, weights & measures, frozen dinners, marriage, book clubs, and public education.  This is a topic that will test our creativity and show that history is not just a listing of big events, powerful people, and abstract “isms”, but the understanding of the often mundane little things that make up most people’s lives.  Participants should find and read a book on a single common item or concept and be prepared to share what you learned.  Try to keep your remarks to about ten minutes to allow for discussion and so everyone has a chance to present.
Everyone is welcome, whether they read a book and want to share or they just want to listen and learn!