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Book Club Coming Attractions

Posted on: August 19th, 2010 by AAC Library



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As some of you might have heard, the AAC’s book club has plans for global domination. In response to your requests for more local activities, we are hoping to launch book clubs in each AAC Section that wants one, possibly by winter!

All we need is you. Each book club needs a leader who is willing to find a place and time to meet, help the group pick the book they want to discuss, and then show up to help keep the conversation on track. Encouraging beer and special guests would be an added bonus.

The Library will help you by providing a suggested reading list, making sure we’ve got copies of those books available for checkout, and, when possible, working to get discounts, special guests or other interesting related events.

We’ll also post your meeting times, book selections, photos and write-ups on the Library Blog, High Places, and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and we hope you will all post there too.

Contact Beth Heller to see how you can help get it going! library[@]americanalpineclub[dot]org

We already have a book club going in Golden, so those of you on the Front Range, come on in on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Books for this fall in Golden are:

  • September 13:  Freddie Wilkinson will do a slideshow and booksigning for One Mountain, Thousand Summits at 6pm
  • September 14:  Book Club meets at 6:30 to discuss Mountain Madness, by Robert Birkby. This is the autobiography of Scott Fisher
  • October 12:       Discussion of One Mountain, Thousand Summits (hopefully everyone will get a chance to meet Freddie in September)
  • November 9:     Brotherhood of the Rope    Bernadette McDonald   Biography of Charles Houston (see K2, The Savage Mountain)

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