Reading can take you on adventures to different places, cultivate new hobbies, and expand your knowledge. New for 2021, O’Brien County Conservation Board and the Hartley Library are proud to offer a virtual book club that will focus on nature and conservation. A variety of books, both non-fiction and fiction, have been chosen to discuss in a virtual platform from the comfort of your own home. This book club will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the every other month at 7:00 p.m. CST via Zoom. Discussion questions will help lead the conversation. We hope this exciting reading opportunity will increase your love for the outdoors, connect you to others who are also passionate about reading and conservation efforts, and spark quality conversations. Join for the whole year, or choose books that look interesting to you. Let’s start reading!

 

2021 MONTHLY BOOK PICKS:

February 9th: Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale   –By Adam Minter

 

April 13th: The Overstory   –By Richard Powers

 

June 8th: A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings   -By Helen Jukes

 

August 10th: The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative   -By Florence Williams

 

October 12th: Isaac’s Storm    -By Erik Larson

 

December 14th: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World    -By Peter Wohlleben

 

To register for the book club, please email Abbie at aparker@obriencounty.iowa.gov. Once registered you will get the Zoom link for that month’s conversation. Book club meetings will last approximately an hour, or longer depending on the conversation. Please email by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the book club meeting to gain access to the Zoom link.