Book Club

2018-2019 Book Club Schedule

2018-2019 Book Club Schedule


Tuesday, January 17, 2:45 p.m.
Postponed due to inclement weather

Tuesday, February 20, 2:45 p.m.
Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide for Thriving in the Age of Acceleration, by Thomas L. Friedman

Tuesday, March 20, 2:45 p.m.
Postponed due to inclement weather

Tuesday, April 17, 2:45 p.m.
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Tuesday, May 15, 2:45 p.m.
The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife, by Nancy Lawson

Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m.
Seasons of America Past, by Eric Sloane

Tuesday, July 17, 2:45 p.m.
American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West, by Nate Blakeslee

Tuesday, August 21, 2:45 p.m.
Rivers of the Eastern Shore, by Hulbert Footner

Tuesday, September 18, 2:45 p.m.
Charles Darwin The Naturalist Who Started a Scientific Revolution, by Cyril Aydon

The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution, by David Quammen

Tuesday, October 16, 2:45 p.m.
Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis , by Kim Todd

Tuesday, November 20, 2:45 p.m.
Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), by Dr. Marion Nestle

Tuesday, December 18, noon
The Lost Words, by Robert MacFarlane, illustrations by Jackie Morris



Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape, by Jill Jonnes

Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist: How to Have Your Yard and Eat It Too, by Michael Judd

Nature's Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests, by Joan Maloof

Astoria: Aster and Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire, by Peter Stark


Photo: Arboretum book club members gather in November 2009 to discuss E.O. Wilson's Naturalist. Seated clockwise are Gayle Jayne (back to camera), Margie Steffens, Marilyn Hale, Pat Bowell, Jane Chambers, Lynn Lang, Sylvan Kaufman, Beverly Gemmill, Carol Jelich, Julianna Pax, Zaida Wing, and Walt Gilefski.