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ONLINE: LMBC Big Books Edition: Middlemarch meeting #2

Tuesday, July 13, 12:00 PM
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West Campus

Duke University Library’s Low Maintenance Book Club (Big Books Edition) goes provincial this summer with George Eliot’s Middlemarch, discussed over three monthly meetings.The second will take place on Zoom, Tuesday, July 13, noon-1pm EST and cover book four through book six. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out the morning of the 13th.

Frequently named as one of the greatest British novels, Eliot’s work explores issues of class and gender through the residents of the fictional town of Middlemarch. Does it live up to its reputation? Is it still relevant in the present age? Let’s discuss!

Print and online versions of Middlemarch can be found through Duke University Libraries and most public libraries. Project Gutenberg also provides multiple ebook formats for free.

Although the readings are longer, the low maintenance attitude is the same. Join as you like, discuss as much as you want--or just hang out and enjoy the company. Everyone is welcome. Just RSVP so we know how many to expect, and we’ll send out a Zoom link the morning of the meeting.

 

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ONLINE: The Summer LGBTQIA+ SciFi Book Crew reads "Meddling Kids" by Edgar Cantero

Wednesday, July 14, 12:00 PM
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West Campus

Hop on the mystery machine with the LGBTQIA+ SciFi Book Crew in Meddling Kids! The Scooby Doo Crew grows up; one haunts, one is haunted, and all are messed up by their childhoods as meddling kids. We'll meet to discuss on Wednesday, July 14, from noon-12:50pm on Zoom. 

RSVPs are required to reserve your spot on the queer rocket ship. The Zoom link will be emailed out the morning of the meeting. 

Borrow a copy of the book from Duke University Libraries (print), Durham County Library (printebook and audio), Chapel Hill Public Library (print and ebook), Orange County Library (print and ebook), and Wake County Library (print).

Want to purchase your own copy? Support a local bookstore: Regulator Bookshop, Epilogue, Golden Fig Books, and the Gothic Bookshop!

This series is co-sponsored by Duke University Libraries, oSTEM, WiSE and the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity. Join us for monthly online meetings in June, July and August featuring science fiction books by LGBTQIA+ identifying authors.

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