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Brainerd Book Club
Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm
Join us for discussion, refreshments, and sharing as we meet each month to discuss our latest book selection. Originally founded by beloved librarian Pat Coleman, this book club seeks to carry on her love of reading. Members take turns suggesting books.
All are welcome to join. The library orders books in advance which can be checked out as needed. A zoom option is generally available as well.
For more info contact Brainerd Library at email@example.com.
Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results.
But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.
Funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.