The National Museum of the Great Lakes is seeking book lovers to join this year’s Great Lakes Book Club held on Tuesdays at noon February 6, March 5, and April 2. The virtual lunchtime discussion group features three books spanning a wide range of topics, genres, and writing styles all connected to our nation’s inland seas and will begin February 6 with a topic connected to the history of the museum’s hometown.
“We launched our Great Lakes book club as another way to engage and connect individuals to the Great Lakes,” shares Ellen Kennedy, the director of museum operations who started the program in 2021. “Every selection for our book club is different and this year we are excited to begin the series with a history book that is connected directly to our museum’s hometown—The Toledo War: The First Michigan-Ohio Rivalry by Don Faber.”
The first virtual meeting will also feature local history author and holytoledohistory.com curator Tedd Long to co-facilitate and provide additional insight during the discussion. The museum works to select books that span from non-fiction to fiction, and cover a wide range of historical and contemporary topics about the Great Lakes. The additional featured books for the 2024 Great Lakes Book Club include The Great Lakes Water Wars by Peter Annin (March) and Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (April).
Registration to participate in the Great Lakes book club is open to museum members and non-members. Registration is FREE but required. Participants may also choose to purchase the book(s) at the National Museum of the Great Lakes’ museum store by visiting the museum in person or by shopping online at nmglstore.org. For more information on book club events or to register to participate, visit nmgl.org/events.
WHAT: 2023 Great Lakes Book Club
WHEN: Tuesdays at 12 PM ET; February 6, March 5, and April 2, 2024
WHERE: Virtual Event
ADDITIONAL: Registration FREE but required at nmgl.org/events.
INFORMATION Participants can choose to support the museum by purchasing individual books or the book club bundle through the museum store: nmglstore.org.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ellen Kennedy; P: 330.957.0371