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Library hosting four book club discussions this week in Casper


CASPER, Wyo. — The only thing better than curling up with a good book as the snow flies is meeting up with other readers to talk about about books over hot beverages — or cocktails.

The Natrona County Library is hosting four book club discussions this week for a range of ages and interests. Th titles cover historical and scientific nonfiction, young adult literature with adult appeal, and fantasy for middle-schoolers.

The book can be picked up at the library.

The four discussions are as follows:

When Stars Are Scattered” at Metro

The “Never Too Old Book Club” will meet Tuesday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Metro Coffee Downtown to discuss the National Book Award Finalist “When Stars Are Scattered” by Victoria Jamieson.

“This month’s book is the remarkable graphic novel about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor–winning creator of Roller Girl,” the Library said.

The group is open to both teens and adults, with parent-teen pairs especially encouraged. Copies can be picked up at the Library’s second floor desk.

“Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art” at Backwards 

The Books on Tap Book Club will discuss the bestselling science book “Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art,” by James Nestor, on Thursday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Backwards Distilling Company in Downtown Casper.

“Books on us. Drinks on you,” the Library said. The event is for ages 21 and up.

“Breath” provides a historical, scientific and personal examination of breathing, with a specific interest in contrasting the differences between mouth breathing and nasal breathing, the Library said.

Copies can be picked up at the Library’s second floor reference desk.

“Blood and Thunder” at Fort Caspar

The Reading the West book club will meet Tuesday, December 7 at 6 p.m. at Fort Caspar to discuss the book “Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West” by Hampton Sides.

“At the center of this sweeping tale is Kit Carson, the trapper, scout, and soldier whose adventures made him a legend,” the Library said. “Sides shows us how this illiterate mountain man understood and respected the Western tribes better than any other American, yet willingly followed orders that would ultimately devastate the Navajo nation.”

Copies can be picked up at the Library’s second floor reference desk.

“The Girl Who Drank the Moon” at Metro

An afternoon book club for teens in grades 7-8 will meet Saturday, December 11 at 2 p.m. at Metro Coffee Company in Downtown Casper to discuss the 2017 Newbery Medal winner “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” by Kelly Barnhill.

The book is “a fantastical fantasy about what happens when you’re accidentally endowed with magical powers from a benevolent forest witch,” the Library said. 

Participants receive a free drink, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. 

“To participate, pick up a copy of this month’s book in the Teen Zone. Call 577-7323 or visit our website for more information.”