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Just the Facts nonfiction book discussion group
Please join us for our discussion of Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. Laura Hillenbrand is best known for her enthralling book, Seabiscuit. In this book, Hillenbrand gives us the story of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic runner in the 1930s who flew B-24s during World War II. After surviving being stranded at sea, Zamperini was taken prisoner by the Japanese, enduring treatment considered harsh even by Japanese standards. By the end of the war, he was a physical and mental wreck, but eventually turned his life around, devoting himself to giving speeches, and found boys’ camps. n Author Hillenbrand is known for her evocative and polished writing, and this evenly-paced story reads like an impossible-to-put-down thriller.
More About Lisle Library District
From magazines to interactive children's activities, the Lisle Library offers more than great reading material. Its collection includes more than 122,000 books, 350 magazine subscriptions, 12,000 audio materials, 11,000 DVDs and art prints. Patrons can take advantage of three quiet study rooms, copiers, computers, tables and dozens of modern orange chairs for comfortable reading. A meeting room is also available that includes a grand piano which employee Rhonda Shelson said, "every kid in 50 miles has played in recitals." (According to Snelson any Lisle Library cardholder can utilize the meeting rooms for non-commercial purposes, as long as it meets the library's criteria.)
The children's services center offers board games, video and computer games, graphic novels and craft programs. (Don't forget to say hello to the library's turtles and gerbils.)
The library sponsors four monthly book groups (all for different genres) and a film group. Visit its Facebook page for updates, event information and photos.