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August 2014

Art Book Club | The Painter’s Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art by Hugh Howard

August 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

George Washington is not well known as one of America’s first art patrons—so how did one man lead a revolution, subsequently build a nation from thirteen colonies, and assist in establishing American art as well? Howard’s novel has been described as “an eloquent new look at the beginnings of the American republic through the portraits of its first icon, George Washington, and the painters who defined him.” Join Crystal Bridges Librarian Elizabeth Bradshaw and Willow Fitzgibbon, Manager of Adult Services…

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Boundless Book Club | Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

From Julian Barnes, author of the Man Booker Prize–winning novel The Sense of an Ending, comes a story about love and loss. “Every love story is a potential grief story,” Julian Barnes writes in Levels of Life. NPR describes the book as “a quirky but ultimately powerful meditation on things that uplift us — literally, as in hot air balloons, and emotionally, as in love — and things that bring us crashing to earth: to wit, that great leveler, the…

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