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Webster University Library Book Club

Everyone is welcome!

Bring your lunch, and join us at our meetings to chat about the club's latest book selection.

Meetings are held from noon to 1 p.m. every other month in the Library Conference room.

Directions/parking:

  • See Getting to the Library for directions
  • Park in any visitor or unmarked space in the garage at 568 Garden Avenue and sign in at the 1st floor Service Desk.
  • Accessible parking is available in the circle drive in the front of the Library.

Upcoming book discussions:

 

April 26, 2018

 

 

12 PM - 1 PM 

 

Webster University’s Sustainability Planner, Kelsey Wingo, will lead the discussion.

 

Rachel Carson and Her Sisters by Robert K. Musil

 

In Rachel Carson and Her Sisters, Robert K. Musil redefines the achievements and legacy of environmental pioneer and scientist Rachel Carson, linking her work to a wide network of American women activists and writers and introducing her to a new, contemporary audience. Rachel Carson was the first American to combine two longstanding, but separate strands of American environmentalism—the love of nature and a concern for human health. Widely known for her 1962 best-seller, Silent Spring, Carson is today often perceived as a solitary “great woman,” whose work single-handedly launched a modern environmental movement. But as Musil demonstrates, Carson’s life’s work drew upon and was supported by already existing movements, many led by women, in conservation and public health.- Goodreads

 

May 21, 2018

12 PM- 1PM

The Economic Singularity: Artificial intelligence and the death of capitalism by Colum Chase

Artificial intelligence (AI) is overtaking our human ability to absorb and process information. Robots are becoming increasingly dextrous, flexible, and safe to be around (except the military ones!).  It is our most powerful technology, and you need to understand it.