The other members and myself enjoyed an excellent book discussion of “River of Darkness” by Buddy Levy on January 23. Everyone was ready with comments and suggestions for the next book to read. Our conversation covered the varied relationship between the conquistadors and the native peoples of the Amazon River basin. Some conquistadors tried the diplomatic approach to dealing with the natives; some didn’t. We also explored the validity of the expeditions made by Francisco Orellana, as to whether there was anything to admire or if they were foolhardy. If you like this topic, check out this book or Levy’s other book in our catalog, “Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs.” Please join us at our next meeting on Monday, April 23, 2012 at noon at the Central branch.
- RT @J_MRL: Dance with the Cville Ballet Academy Dec 5, 9:30 am ages 3-5 Discover the world of dance! Central Library 4 days ago
- Check out the Publishers Weekly review of "FAITHS OF THE POSTWAR PRESIDENTS" publishersweekly.com/978-0-8203-386… & come hear author Holmes Thurs. at 7pm. 1 month ago
- Thurs, Nov. 7: Regional Author Series presents THE FAITHS OF THE POSTWAR PRESIDENTS by David L. Holmes. Examines faith in 12 presidencies. 1 month ago
- The Regional Author Program this Thursday, October 3 with Jayne D'Allesandro-Cox has been cancelled. Check back Spring 2014 for a new date! 2 months ago
- Happy Banned Books Week! Learn more on the blog: jmrlblog.wordpress.com 2 months ago
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- Pay back: Former Bel Rio owner Jim Baldi sentenced for embezzling December 6, 2013
- Country strong: A reconstructed barn sets the stage for an open kitchen December 6, 2013
- Pantone’s 2014 Color: Radiant Orchid – What a surprise! December 5, 2013
- JABA Volunteer Opportunities for December December 5, 2013