Aurora Hills Readers Book Club: "West with Giraffes"
Join us for a lively monthly book club at Aurora Hills!
Join us every 4th Tuesday of the month at Aurora Hills Branch from 6:30 – 7:45 pm. Can’t make it in person? No problem! Register for this event and receive a Zoom link to attend virtually. New members always welcome!
Registration required to receive the Zoom link.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For our current policies on masking, please see our Library Operations Update.
This month we are reading "West with Giraffes" by Lynda Rutledge
"'Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes...' Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. It's 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California's first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. Inspired by true events, the tale weaves real-life figures with fictional ones, including the world's first female zoo director, a crusty old man with a past, a young female photographer with a secret, and assorted reprobates as spotty as the giraffes. Part adventure, part historical saga, and part coming-of-age love story, West with Giraffes explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, the passing of time, and a story told before it's too late"--Publisher.
We are reading:
- Mar. 28: "Three Hours in Paris" by Cara Black
- Apr. 25: "West with Giraffes" by Lynda Rutledge
- May 23: "As Good As Gold" by Kathryn Bertine
- Jun. 27: "Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism" by Amanda Montell
- Jul. 25: "Gulag Archipelago" (Vol 1 or abridged) by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
- Aug. 22: "How We Got to Now" by Steven Johnson
- Sept. 26: "The Violin Conspiracy" by Brendan Slocumb
- Tuesday, April 25, 2023
- 6:30pm - 7:45pm
- Eads Room
- Aurora Hills Library
- Events for Adults
- Book Club
- Arlington Public Library
About Our Events
Arlington County provides accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. Please contact us at least five (5) business days in advance.
- Phone: 703-228-5993
- Email: Jberg@arlingtonva.us