Join other book lovers this summer for book discussion inside and outside at Corvallis-Benton County Library.
A 45-minute discussion of the selected book in the Board Room will be followed by a 45-minute walk outside, where group members will continue the discussion.
Copies of the books will be available on a first come, first served basis at the second floor reference desk.
June 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m. — “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman who Saved the Appalachian Trail” by Ben Montgomery. Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than $200. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail.
July 8, 5:30 to 7 p.m. — “Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone” by C. Brene Brown. “True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Brené Brown has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame and empathy. In “Braving the Wilderness,” Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.
Aug. 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m. — “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So, in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. This title is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.
For more information, call the library at 541-766-6793.