Escondido, CA

2nd Tuesday Book Club celebrates 10 year anniversary and discusses “Code Talker” by Chester Nez

Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on June 14, at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This event is part of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults, which runs from June 13 to July 31 and encourages community members of all ages to Exercise Your Mind.

This month’s selection is “Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII” by Chester Nez. Refreshments will be served in honor of the program’s 10-year anniversary. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at

Chester Nez, the last original Navajo code talker to serve in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, recounts the engrossing true story of how he and his fellow code talkers turned the tide of the war by creating a secret military language that not even the Japanese could crack. To this day, it remains the only unbroken code in modern warfare.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue as a part of the Summer Reading Challenge on July 12 with “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics” by Daniel James Brown. The selection for August 9 is “There’s Something I Want You to Do” by Charles Baxter. More information about the Summer Reading Challenge can be found at summer.

Library programs are sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and are free to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia St. in downtown Escondido. For more information about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club visit library. or contact Adult Services Librarian Monica Barrette at 760- 839-4836.

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