The Athens Book Group is starting 2014 off with a number of great books. The Book Group selections for the coming months are:
April 28, 2014- The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
The River of Doubt is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil's most famous explorer, Candido Mariano da Silva Rondo, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever. Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived.
The Athens Book Group meets in the basement of the D.R. Evarts Library on the last Monday of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. We encourage you to join us for an evening of good company and lively discussion.
Get moving at our library with stories, songs and silly fun that builds upon your child's language and motor skills. Little ones and their grownups are encouraged to become actively involved in the stories and actives presented by Mrs. Levin and Ms. Reed. This FREE program is offered every 1st and 3rd Friday morning from 10:30am to 11:30am.
AGE: Open to all children up to the age of 5 years old