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Breakfast Book Club

The Zookeeper's Wife - Diane Ackerman

2022-08-17 10:30:00 2022-08-17 11:30:00 America/Chicago Breakfast Book Club Join the Breakfast Book Club for our August meeting, live and in-person! We'll be discussing The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman. Eola Road Branch - Eola Adult Quiet Reading Room

Wednesday, August 17
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2022-08-17 10:30:00 2022-08-17 11:30:00 America/Chicago Breakfast Book Club Join the Breakfast Book Club for our August meeting, live and in-person! We'll be discussing The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman. Eola Road Branch - Eola Adult Quiet Reading Room

Eola Road Branch

Eola Adult Quiet Reading Room

Join the Breakfast Book Club for our August meeting, live and in-person! We'll be discussing The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman.

Join us for Eola Road Branch's Breakfast Book Club.

We read a variety of fiction titles, mainly historical fiction, and meet once a month for a lively discussion. Stop by the 2nd floor reference desk to pick up a copy. No registration required.

For questions, please email yiota@aurorapubliclibrary.org.

Book Description:

The New York Times bestseller and major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain.

A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.

When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw―and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants―otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes.With her exuberant prose and exquisite sensitivity to the natural world, Diane Ackerman engages us viscerally in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors. She shows us how Antonina refused to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her (Amazon).

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Reading and Literacy |

TAGS: | Book Club |

Eola Road Branch

Phone: 630-264-4117
Fax: 630-898-5220
Branch manager
Krista Danis

Hours
Mon, Sep 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 30 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 02 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

This branch shares the Eola Community Center buiding with the Fox Valley Park District. It offers a quiet reading room with a fireplace, study rooms and a family computer lab. The Eola Road Branch has public meeting rooms that may be used for community programs. 

 

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Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

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Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

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Wed, Sep 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

Thu, Sep 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Santori Library - S218 - Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Technology Lab
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Santori Library - E101 - John C. Dunham Atrium

Sun, Oct 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Eola Road Branch - Eola Adult Quiet Reading Room

Wed, Oct 05, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Eola Road Branch - Eola Large Meeting Room

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Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

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Eola Road Branch - Eola Children's Program Room

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