Early Closing: The Headquarters Library will close at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, due to street closures for the Christmas Parade.

Book It! Salem Church Book Group

Cooked by Michael Pollan

Join other readers to talk about books. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7-9 pm.

Current Selection:

November 25: Cooked by Michael Pollan
In Cooked, Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements--fire, water, air, and earth--to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook.

Upcoming Seletion:

December 23: The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
January 27: The Goldfinch by Donna Tart
February 24:  George Washington's Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade
March 24:  I Robot by Isaac Asimov
April 28:  Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
May 26:  The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
June 23:  The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
July 28:  Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Fennelly
August 25:  TBD
September 22:  Compass Rose by John Casey
October 27:  Ahab's Wife, Or, The Star-gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund
November 24:  Tigerman by Nick Harkaway
December 22:  A Christmas Memory & The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote