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Happy Hour Book Group: “Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands”

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting six book discussions in January. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book. Zoom links are available on the Library’s website or you can email to be added to any of the groups’ email distribution lists. Funds for multiple copy sets were generously provided by Friends of Decorah Public Library.

The Happy Hour Book Group will meet via Zoom Wed. Jan. 11 at 5:15 p.m. to discuss Kate Beaton’s “Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands.” After university, Beaton heads out west to take advantage of Alberta’s oil rush, part of the long tradition of Canadian East Coasters who seek gainful employment elsewhere when they can’t find it in the homeland they love so much. With the goal of paying off her student loans, Beaton finds work in the camps owned and operated by the world’s largest oil companies, but the journey will cost her far more than she anticipates.

For more information, contact Tricia Crary (Friday Book Group), Zach Row-Heyveld (Cookbook Book Group) or Kristin Torresdal (Happy Hour, History, and Speculative Fiction Book Groups) at 563-382-3717.

Decorah Public Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Happy Hour Book Group

Time: 05:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


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Jan 11 2023


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