Book Groups

HPL Book Group

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy

Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00

Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.

Details:
  • Books are available for checkout at the Reference desk
  • The HPL Book Group meets the last Tuesday of each month (except December)
  • New Members are always welcome
  • For more information, please contact the Reference Department at 781-741-1405, ext. 1404
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Books on Tap!

Books on Tap meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Not Your Average Joe’s in Norwell at 7:00 pm, and provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere for members to chat about books. Book choices focus on recent, fresh, and interesting reads. So come on down, grab a cocktail, and enjoy a literary night out! This month, Books on Tap is reading...

American Royals by Katharine McGee
Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00

When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne. Like most royal families, the Washingtons have an heir and a spare. A future monarch and a backup battery. Each child knows exactly what is expected of them. But these aren’t just any royals. They’re American.

  • Books are available for checkout at the Reference desk two weeks before each meeting
  • Books on Tap meets the second Tuesday of each month
  • New Members are always welcome
  • For more information, please contact the Reference Desk at 781-741-1405, ext. 1404
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