MPL History Book Club

MPL History Book Club

– 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!


Next Topic:  Disease in History

Virtual Meeting: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Zoom

Everyone is welcome, whether they read a book and want to share or they just want to listen and learn!

Participants are asked to read a book on the topic of Disease in History.  Plagues, illness, and contagious diseases have had a great impact on the flow of history and recent events are only the latest example. The Black Death during the Middle Ages, the decimation of the native populations of the Americas and Australia after contact with Europeans, the fight against polio, and the AIDS crisis are only a few of the possible topics.  In need of a book while the library is closed?  Check out a listing of titles accessible through our digital library resources: Pandemics and Diseases Throughout History

Each person will have an opportunity to share what they read with the group during the meeting.  No written summaries required!

The meeting will be held through the remote conferencing platform, ZoomIf you would like to join in, please register online by Tuesday, August 4th so that you will receive an invitation via email to join the meeting!