Rosenberg Library
ROSENBERG LIBRARY
MUSEUM BOOK CLUB

The Intersectino of Art & Literature
Rosenberg Library Museum
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The Rosenberg Library is pleased to announce the formation of the Museum Book Club. This exciting program offers participants a chance to experience literature in a more interactive way. Members will get up close and personal with art and historical artifacts from the Rosenberg Library Museum related to the book.

The Museum Book Club creates an ideal mix of discussion and discovery. Bridging book discussion and the museum’s collections in this personal way is truly an exciting venture. The book club will focus on the same book and artifacts once a month for two months so that people may attend during their lunch break. By offering the same program twice, we hope to reach a significant number of community members and allow ample participation from working individuals, people with busy schedules, and also established book clubs who wish to participate in the interactive discussion and artifact display.

Registration is required for all Museum Book Club meetings. Established Book Clubs are encouraged to participate. Groups of over 10 people are asked to call the reference desk so we may arrange to accommodate your entire group. Please call (409) 763 - 8854 ext. 115 to register or for additional information.

Current and Previous Selections

2017
Caught in the RevolutionApril - May 2017: Caught in the Revolution, by Helen Rappaport. Click here for details and online registration. Caught in the Revolution is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library or via Cloud Library by bibliotheca in e-book format.
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House of MirthFebruary 2017: The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton. Click here for details and online registration. The House of Mirth is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library, and via hoopla in e-audiobook format or
e-book format.
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2015 - 2016
ForgersSeptember - November 2016: The Forgers, by Bradford Morrow. Click here for details and online registration. The Forgers is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library, via hoopla in e-audiobook format, or e-book format from the Cloud Library by bibliotheca.
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Dead WakeJune - August 2016: Dead Wake, by Erik Larson. Click here for details and online registration. Dead Wake is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library or Overdrive in e-book and e-audiobook formats.
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When America First Met ChinaMarch - May 2016: When America First Met China, by Eric Jay Dolin. Click here for details. When America First Met China is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
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Pets in America: A HistoryDecember 2015 - February 2016: Pets in America: A History, by Katherine C. Grier. Click here for details. Pets in America is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
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The Promise coverSeptember - October 2015: The Promise, by Ann Weisgarber. Click here for details. The Promise is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
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The Ice Merchant coverJuly - August 2015: The Ice Merchant, by Paul Boor. Click here for details. The Ice Merchant is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
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The Goldfinch coverApril - May 2015: The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. Click here for details. The Goldfinch is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
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Egyptomania coverJanuary - February 2015: Egyptomania — Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs, by Bob Brier. Click here for details. Egyptomania is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
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2013 - 2014
Mansions coverSeptember - November 2014: Empty Mansions, by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. Click here for details. Empty Mansions is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
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Art Forger coverJune - August 2014: The Art Forger, by B.A Shapiro. Click here for details. The Art Forger is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
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At Home coverMarch - May 2014: At Home: A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson. Click here for details. At Home: A Short History of Private Life is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
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With Bold Strokes book coverDecember 2013 - February 2014: With Bold Strokes, by Edward Simmen. Click here for details. With Bold Strokes is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
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Strapless book jacketSeptember - November 2013: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Click here for details. The Great Gatsby is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library and in Overdrive audio format.
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Strapless book jacketJune - August 2013: Luncheon of the Boating Party, by Susan Vreeland. Click here for details. Luncheon of the Boating Party is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library in book and audio CD format.
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Strapless book jacketMarch - May 2013: The Gardner Heist: the True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft, by Ulrich Boser. Click here for details. The Gardner Heist is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
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2012 - 2013
Strapless book jacketDecember 2012 - February 2013: Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X, by Deborah Davis. Click here for details. Strapless is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
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Hare With Amber Eyes book jacketThe inaugural Museum Book Club book selection (September - November 2012) was The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal. The Hare with Amber Eyes is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library in both book and sound recording format or in downloadable audio book format from the Houston Area Digital Media Catalog.
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