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First Edition Adult Book Club

2024-07-09 18:00:00 2024-07-09 19:00:00 America/Chicago First Edition Adult Book Club July Discussion of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown Bentonville Public Library - McGaugh Family Literacy Area

Tuesday, July 09
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-09 18:00:00 2024-07-09 19:00:00 America/Chicago First Edition Adult Book Club July Discussion of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown Bentonville Public Library - McGaugh Family Literacy Area

Bentonville Public Library

McGaugh Family Literacy Area

July Discussion of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Books available at the front desk while supplies last!

Book Summary:

For readers of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit and Unbroken, the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics.Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it is their trust in each other that makes them a victorious team. They remind the country of what can be done when everyone quite literally pulls together—a perfect melding of commitment, determination, and optimism.

Drawing on the boys' own diaries and journals, their photos and memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, The Boys in the Boat is an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate story of nine working-class boys from the American west who, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what true grit really meant. It will appeal to readers of Erik Larson, Timothy Egan, James Bradley, and David Halberstam's The Amateurs.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Clubs |

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Bentonville Public Library

Phone: 479-271-3192

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Mon, Jun 24 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 25 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 26 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 27 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 28 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 29 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 30 Closed

About the branch

Bentonville Public Library is located just 3 blocks south of the Downtown Square, at 405 S. Main Street in Bentonville, Arkansas. Facility amenities include an engaging adult collection with private study rooms, vibrant children's and teen spaces, community meeting rooms, genealogy research center and café. 

Upcoming events

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Tue, Jun 25, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teen Zone
Teens, join us for a needle felting workshop presented by the Scott Family Amazeum!

Wed, Jun 26, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Thu, Jun 27, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Sat, Jun 29, 11:15am - 11:45am
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Mon, Jul 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
Friends of the Bentonville Library Monthly Meeting

Tue, Jul 02, All day
The library is taking a 1 week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of July 8.

Wed, Jul 03, All day
The library is taking a 1 week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of July 8.

Wed, Jul 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
Library Advisory Board Meeting

Wed, Jul 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teen Zone
Rising 7th - 12th grade students, join us for a month-long creative writing adventure!

Wed, Jul 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
July Discussion of The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall

Thu, Jul 04, All day
Library Closed for Independence Day

Thu, Jul 04, All day
The library is taking a 1 week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of July 8.

Sat, Jul 06, All day
The library is taking a 1 week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of July 8.

Mon, Jul 08, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
Read, think, and share ideas about great books! This month, we're talking about "Song for a Whale" by Lynne Kelly. For children entering 4th - 6th grade.

Tue, Jul 09, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Tue, Jul 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teen Zone
Rising 7th - 12th grade Swifties, join us for this fun event!

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
July Discussion of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Wed, Jul 10, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Wed, Jul 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teen Zone
Rising 7th - 12th grade students, join us for a month-long creative writing adventure!

Wed, Jul 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
July Discussion of Fable by Adrienne Young

Thu, Jul 11, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Thu, Jul 11, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Teen Zone,Haney Family Conference Room
7th - 12th graders are invited to join D&D @BPL!

Sat, Jul 13, 11:15am - 11:45am
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Canceled
Mon, Jul 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
July Discussion of A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson

Tue, Jul 16, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Wed, Jul 17, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Jul 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Wed, Jul 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teen Zone
Rising 7th - 12th grade students, join us for a month-long creative writing adventure!

Thu, Jul 18, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Canceled
Sat, Jul 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
A space where Pokémon enthusiasts can hang out and play the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Please bring your own cards. For kids in 3rd grade and up. No registration required.

Sat, Jul 20, 11:15am - 11:45am
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Mon, Jul 22, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Tue, Jul 23, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Tue, Jul 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teen Zone
Rising 7th - 12th graders, come create together!

Wed, Jul 24, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Wed, Jul 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teen Zone
Rising 7th - 12th grade students, join us for a month-long creative writing adventure!