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Monday Morning Book Club: “Personal Librarian” by Melanie Benjamin

Monday, July 18 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

For the month July, the group will be reading and discussing “Personal Librarian” by Melanie Benjamin. See summary below. To be connected with the group’s coordinator, email jpierce@librarycamden.org. New members are always welcome! The Monday Morning Book Club (formerly the Tuesday Book Club) meets in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library on 3rd Mondays at 10:00 am.

Summary: The Personal Librarian tells the story of Belle da Costa Greene, who is hired by J. P. Morgan to serve as the curator and librarian of his newly-constructed library, the Pierpont Morgan Library. As she acquires valuable works and becomes a society darling, she worries about keeping her secret — that she’s a black woman passing as white.

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Camden, ME 04843 United States
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