Reading the Western Landscape Community Book Discussion In Person and on Zoom - The Arboretum
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Wednesday, October 27; 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Reading the Western Landscape Community Book Discussion In Person and on Zoom

About the Community Book Discussion

The Arboretum Library’s book group explores the portrayal of western North American landscape in fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry, letters, graphic novels, etc.  The group generally meets the last Wednesday of the month in the Arboretum Library or out on the Arboretum grounds, pandemic, weather and sunlight permitting. When the weather is good and disease rates are low, the group meets outside in appropriate places in the gloriously, beautiful grounds of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden with appropriate social distancing and masking. Currently the group is meeting In Person at the Arboretum and on Zoom. Be sure to check the dates below for In Person dates and Zoom dates.

The group uses a modified version of the Shared Inquiry™ method developed by the Great Books Foundation.  The discussion is greatly enhanced if the chosen book of the month is read, although we welcome those who just want to listen. Let the host know you only want to listen. New participants are always welcome!

Click here to see the questions already asked for this year’s past books and check out the history of the book club by hovering on the tab and see all the previous years and books to explore.

For more information and to be added to the e-mail reminder list about the Community Book Discussion Group, please contact, Arboretum Librarian, Susan Eubank, at 626-821-3213 or Susan.Eubank@Arboretum.org.  You must RSVP to Susan for the discussions you would like to attend.


September 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m. on Zoom

September 29, 2021, 7:00 p.m. in person at the Arboretum

The Annotated Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; Michael Patrick Hearn; E. W. Kemble (Illustrator), New York: Norton, 2001. Part 1

ISBN: 9780393020397

November 17, 2021 on Zoom

Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco by Judy Yung. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1995.  

ISBN: 9780520088672

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