Escondido, CA

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on July 12, at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room.

This month’s selection is The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. Cop­ies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at

Exercise Your Mind during the Es­condido Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge with this exciting bestseller! Author Daniel James Brown used the journals of a rowing crew of working class American boys to chron­icle their amazing journey to victory. Told mainly from the perspective of orphaned teenager Joe Rantz, this real- life story reads like an epic novel, lead­ing to the defeat of Adolf Hitler’s Ger­man rowing crew in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on August 9 with There’s Something I Want You to Do by Charles Baxter. Library programs are gener­ously sponsored by Friends of the Es­condido Public Library and free to the public.

To learn more about the Summer Reading Challenge and the library’s summer events, visit library.escondi­do. org/summer.

Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia St. in downtown Escondido. For more information about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club visit or contact Adult Services Librarian Monica Barrette at 760-839-4836.

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