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History Book Group: “Rare Encounter”

Decorah Public Library staff are hosting six book discussions in February. 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 ktorresdal@decorahlibrary.org 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 History Book Group will hold a hybrid meeting Thurs. Feb. 16 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss J.K. Hall’s “Rare Encounter.” In-person attendees will meet in the lower-level public meeting room at the library and digital attendees will join via Zoom. Roger Lincoln Shinn is a professor of social ethics at a prestigious New York institution. During the Vietnam War, Shinn reveals to stunned students his astounding story as a soldier and prisoner in the Second World War, and the story of John William Hall, a defiant captain in his outfit who ruptures the boundaries of conventional warfare. The destinies of the two captains intertwine at the ferocious Battle of the Bulge.

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.

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Feb 16 2023


3:00 pm

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