2008-11-06 / Upcoming Events

Mortenson, Relin novel next up for library book group

The next book to be read by the book groups at the Jamestown Library will be "Three Cups Of Tea : One Man's Mission To Promote Peace—One School At A Time," by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin on Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov.18, at 1 p.m.

The book is about one man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia. In 1993, Greg Mortenson was an American mountain-climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of a Pakistani village, he promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of his time— Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.

Upcoming books and meeting date are as follows:

"Unaccustomed Earth" by Jhumpa Lahiri on Monday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., and Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m.

"The Cave" by Jose Saramago on Monday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 423-7280. This book may be obtained through the Jamestown Library by placing holds on one of the many copies in the state available through the Ocean State Libraries. Registration is not required. The meetings are free and open to the public and new members are encouraged to join.

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