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Joint Book Club Meeting to be Held March 20 at Public Library

February 14, 2017 Book Club Comments Off on Joint Book Club Meeting to be Held March 20 at Public Library

Join us for the next meeting of the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club on Monday, March 20 at 7 pm. We’ll be discussing the book The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters, by Laura Thompson.

This book is a joint event with the Haddonfield Public Library Book Club, so for this discussion, we’ll be meeting at the Haddonfield Public Library, 60 N. Haddon Ave., Haddonfield.

Thompson’s book is a fascinating biography of six sisters whose intertwined lives “hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after WWII.”

The book was selected as an “editor’s choice” by the New York Times Book Review, while Kirkus Reviews called it “smart, jaunty, and wittily entertaining.” The Atlantic described the book as “meticulously researched, elegantly written . . . an artful history of a most enthralling family.”

As always, all are welcome at the event, even if you haven’t read the whole book! Light refreshments will be served.

Book Club To Meet Thursday January 19

January 6, 2017 Book Club Comments Off on Book Club To Meet Thursday January 19

Join us Thursday, January 19 for the next meeting of the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club. This month, we’ll discussing the book 1776 by historian David McCullough.

We’ll be meeting at 7 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome, even if you haven’t read the whole book!

McCullough paints a compelling portrait of the year of the Declaration of Independence, weaving together events on both sides of the Atlantic to tell a stirring story of war, politics, and idealism. One reviewer called McCullough’s book a “stirring and timely work,” writing that “McCullough deftly sketches characters with a few quotations and details, humanizing a cast of thousands.”

Stay tuned for our spring meeting schedule, coming soon.

Next Book Club Meeting Tuesday November 15

October 31, 2016 Book Club Comments Off on Next Book Club Meeting Tuesday November 15

bill-bryson-bookJoin us Tuesday, November 15 for the next meeting of the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club. This month, we’ll discussing the book Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States by Bill Bryson.

Bryson shares a fascinating tale of the history of “American” English from the Mayflower to today. You’re sure to learn many new things about the language you speak. For instance, why did Americans “save such good old English words as skedaddle, chitterlings, and chore, but not fortnight or heath?”

We’ll be meeting at 7 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome!

Book Club Meeting Tuesday, September 13!

September 5, 2016 Book Club Comments Off on Book Club Meeting Tuesday, September 13!

9780143034759Join us Tuesday, September 13th , 2016, 7:30 pm, at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East for our next book club meeting. The selection for discussion will be Hamilton by Ron Chernow.

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Next Book Club Selection: Alexander Hamilton

June 1, 2016 Book Club Comments Off on Next Book Club Selection: Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton coverPlan your summer reading now, and mark your calendars for the next meeting of the Historical Society’s Book Club on Tuesday, September 13, at 7 pm in Greenfield Hall.

We’ll be discussing Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow.

According to historian Joseph Ellis, the biography is “a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.” It also served as inspiration for the hit Broadway musical, “Hamilton.”

If you can’t make it for this discussion, save the date for the next selection. All are welcome!

Tuesday, November 15, 7 pm – Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States, by Bill Bryson

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