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ONLINE: LMBC Big Books Edition: Middlemarch meeting #3

Tuesday, August 10, 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 third will take place on Zoom, Tuesday, August 10, noon-1pm EST and cover book seven through the end of the novel. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out the morning of the 10th.

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 "A Memory Called Empire"

Wednesday, August 11, 12:00 PM
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West Campus

Climb aboard for a wild ride with the summer LGBTQIA+ SciFi Book Crew as we investigate a mystery in A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine! The new ambassador arrives, with the old ambassador on the inside. On-planet intrigue, murder? and more! (A Hugo award winner.). We'll meet to discuss on Wednesday, August 11th, 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 and ebook), Durham County Library (print, ebook and audio), Chapel Hill Public Library (print and ebook), Orange County Library (print), and Wake County Library (print). The audiobook is also available through Hoopla.

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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