Contemporary Issues Book Group

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This event repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December on the first Monday.

Come and join us on Monday, September 10, 7:00pm. We will discuss titles related to contemporary issues to help us understand and respond to today's new world. For more information, please call Jane Carr at 503-703-7729. No signup necessary.
Suggested Readings for June: Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright                                 

  • Previous Books:
    Twilight of American Sanity, Allen Frances
                    The Plot to Hack America, Malcolm Nance
                     Red Notice, Bill Browder
                     “Promise Me, Dad,” Joe Biden

    March:      Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time,  David Miliband
    April:         How Democracies Die: What History Reveals about Our Future
    May:          The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President, by Bandy X. Lee, et al.
                       Russian Roulette by Isikoff, Michael
                       The People's House by David Pepper (fiction)
    June:           Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright                                 


    May:            Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, and Dreamland by Sam Quinones
    June:           Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty and More Money than God by Sebastian Mallaby
    July:             In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero
    September:  Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
    October:       Dark Money by Jane Mayer
    November:   Destined for War by Graham Allison
    December:    Fantasyland, by Kurt Andersen


    About our Book Groups

    *These groups will probably start small and grow.
    Our conference room will comfortably hold ten people.
    Many book groups find that a book group of about 8-10 people
    is just about the right size.

    There is no charge to participate, and there is no need to register.

    We can also supply information on facilitating book group discussions,
    deciding what kinds of books lead to rewarding discussions, etc.
    If you have any questions, give us a call.

    P.S. These groups may also be of interest
    to someone you know!

    Happy Reading!

    Kiira Taylor, Adult Services Librarian
    Lake Oswego Public Library

    Jane Carr, Library Manager
    Lake Oswego Public Library