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Book Discussion Groups

 The OpenBooks Discussion Series, which runs October – May, continues on Thursday, April 2, at 7:00 pm, in the Montana Room of the library.  These discussions, sponsored by the Great Falls Public Library Foundation, are free and open to the public.  You may attend any and all of the discussions.  Books are available at the library three weeks prior to each meeting. You will need a library card to check a book out whether you attend the discussion or just read the book.  Discussions are facilitated by Penny Hughes-Briant, a former teacher at UGF. For more information on this series call 453-0349.

 April’s selection is Fobbit by Montana author David Abrams. A retired army journalist Abrams tackles many of the Iraq War's absurd contradictions.  He accurately reflects the Iraq War's humor, bitterness and disarray - this is not simply a "war novel," but an "Iraq" novel, clearly representing the place and time. You'll laugh because it's funny; you should weep because it's true.

 Page Forward Saturdays will discuss Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm on Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m.  This group meets on the second Saturday of each month year-round.  It features books by Montana authors or about Montana. This selection is the first work written by Fromm, telling the story of seven winter months spent alone in a tent in Idaho guarding salmon eggs and coming face to face with the blunt realities of life as a contemporary mountain man. A gripping story of adventure and a modern-day Walden, this contemporary classic established Fromm as one of the West’s premier voices.

 Page Forward Tuesdays will discuss Nicholas Nickelby by Charles Dickens on Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.  It meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. It offers “fiction for fun” reads. This month’s selection was hailed as a comic triumph and firmly established Dickens as a 'literary gentleman'. It has a full supporting cast of delectable characters and includes the typically Dickensian elements of burlesque and farce. Nicholas Nickleby is widely regarded as one of the greatest comic masterpieces of nineteenth-century literature.

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