UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Pequot Library’s Beyond the Book Club series April 10th

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pequot Library’s Beyond the Book Club series April 10th

beyond the book club explores polar expeditions and pirating with a twist
Southport, CT – Pequot Library’s Beyond the Book Club series shows the movie, The Endurance, Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6:30pm - 09:00pm. The theme for April is “Travels.”

The Endurance is a retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key expedition members, plus archived audio interviews with expedition members. Registration is encouraged for this free program.

This year, Beyond the Book Club, will focus on Extraordinary Women. Fairfield is celebrating its 375th anniversary along with the 125th anniversary of the founding of Pequot Library. In honor of both such historic events this year's Beyond the Book Club focuses on women's contributions. There will be a book discussion on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:00pm about one nonfiction and one fiction book. Polar Wives: The Remarkable Women behind the World's Most Daring Explorers (Herbert & Bowermaster) will be discussed. Polar explorers were the superstars of the “heroic age” of exploration, a period spanning the Victorian and Edwardian eras. In this engaging book, author Kari Herbert explores the unpredictable, often heartbreaking lives of seven remarkable women who married world-famous polar explorers. Cinnamon and Gunpowder (Brown), a gripping, fictional adventure, a seaborne romance, and a twist on the tale of Scheherazade—with the best food ever served aboard a pirate’s ship, will also be discussed.

Beyond the Book Club is more than just a book club. Taking inspiration from Pequot Library’s founder, Virginia Marquand Monroe, this book club focuses on both women and Pequot Library’s "Bringing Literature, Music, Art, Science & the Humanities to our Community." The club is open to everyone and will meet four times a year. There will be book discussions plus practical applications such as related workshops or movies.

September’s theme will be “Women Defying Gender Role between the Wars,” and November 2014, “Women who Re-defined themselves during and after WWII.” The location is in Pequot Library’s Reading Room. Contact: Marianne Pysarchyk at (203) 259-0346 ext. 19 or Free and open to the public.

Please visit to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. 

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