The Open Book Club (In-Person & Virtual)
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The Open Book Club

  • Registration is required, whether you want to attend in-person or virtually.
  • This event will be hosted in-person at the Cinnaminson Library and virtually on Zoom. You can choose whether to attend in-person or virtually.
  • Registrants will receive an email invitation with the Zoom link the day of the event. (If you plan to attend in-person, you can discard this email.

 

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Come join the Open Book Club! This month, we're reading Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughn. It's the first Graphic Novel the group has explored.

The startlingly original look at life on the streets of Baghdad during the Iraq War inspired by true events arrives in a stunning new softcover edition. In his award-winning work on Y: The Last Man and Ex Machina (one of Entertainment Weekly's 2005 Ten Best Fiction titles), writer Brian K. Vaughan has displayed an understanding of both the cost of survival and the political nuances of the modern world. Now, in this provocative graphic novel, Vaughan examines life on the streets of war-torn Iraq. The experience is made all the more evocative by the lush, spectacular artwork of Niko Henrichon. In the spring of 2003, a pride of lions escaped from the Baghdad Zoo during an American bombing raid. Lost and confused, hungry but finally free, the four lions roamed the decimated streets of Baghdad in a desperate struggle for their lives. In documenting the plight of the lions, Pride of Baghdad raises questions about the true meaning of liberation - can it be given, or is it earned only through self-determination and sacrifice? And in the end, is it truly better to die free than to live life in captivity?

Registration is required, whether you want to attend in-person or virtually.

This event will be hosted in-person at the Cinnaminson Library and virtually on Zoom. You can choose whether to attend in-person or virtually.

Registrants will receive an email invitation with the Zoom link the day of the event. (If you plan to attend in-person, you can discard this email).

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Audience: Adult Seniors
Type: Book Club, Virtual
A book sits with the pages open
Monday, 8/29/2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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