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.
- Central Library will be closed Thursday, May 9 for staff training -- why not check out an eBook or audiobook at home? swvapub.lib.overdrive.com 1 week ago
- Celebrating Free Comic Book Day here at Central -- come on by and grab yours until 4pm or until they last! 1 week ago
- Pulitzer Prize winners announced last week: pulitzer.org/awards/2013 Thoughts? One staff member has been raving about The Orphan Master's Son. 3 weeks ago
- Need job assistance? The VEC will be here Thursday 4/4, from 10 am to noon to help with resumes, applications, and more! Call or walk in. 1 month ago
- All month, view the calligraphy of local artist Terry Coffey highlighting the words of various writers and poets. Part of the #bigread! 2 months ago
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