Friends Book Club

Friends Book Club

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Mark your calendar for Friday, April 15 at 10 am for a lively discussion at Friends Book Club followed at 10:45 by a guided art tour.  We will be discussing the book in the café in the Mia Lobby.

April’s showers bring us back into Mia and a live Friends book discussion and tour with The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  The novel is about the adventures of Liesel Meminger in Germany during a time of war. By personifying “Death” as a tangible thing, the novel narrates a unique perspective into the world of the victims of the war. Please join us as we view the story enhanced by Mia’s fabulous works of art.

Please sign up by  at friends@artsmia.org or 612-870-3045.

This event is a Friends Only Event.  Looking forward to seeing you in April!

Friends Book Club

March 18, 2022 10:00 am

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Mark your calendar for Friday, March 18, at 10 am for a guided art tour and a lively discussion at Friends Book Club, all on Zoom.

March bursts forth with Mia’s Supernatural America exhibition and our Friends book tour with The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. Between life and death there is a library whose books allow the main character, Nora, to make changes in her past. With the help of an old friend, Nora can undo every decision she regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things are not always what she imagined they’d be. What might your choices be? Please join us as we view the story enhanced by Mia’s fabulous works of art.

Please sign up with the Friends Office at friends@artsmia.org or 612-870-3045.

This event is a Friends Only Event.  Join the Friends today and attend the event!

This event is a Friends Only Event. Join the Friends today and attend the event!

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Friends Book Club

February 18, 2022 10:00 am

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Ticket Price: Free

Friends Book Club
Friday, February 18, 2022
10 AM on Zoom

Mark your calendar for Friday, February 18 at 10 am for a guided art tour and a lively discussion at Friends Book Club, all on Zoom.

February is Valentine month. Come get your dose of romance with this month’s book selection of The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Two unlikely people meet; neither fit each other’s expectations for a partner. And guess what: They fall in love, but will their relationship work out in the end?

Let’s have fun with the madcap adventures of the two infatuated characters and view the story enhanced by Mia’s fabulous works of art.

Please sign up with Claire Goulson at friends@artsmia.org or 612-870-3045.

This event is a Friends Only Event. Join the Friends today and attend the event!

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The First Friends Only Book Club of 2022

January 21, 2022 10:00 am

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The program will be held on Zoom on Friday, January 21 at 10 am. Please contact the Friends Office at friends@artsmia.org or call 612-870-3045 to receive your Zoom link.

Join Friends for conversation and an art tour of Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by José Antonio Vargas. The author Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Emmy nominated filmmaker, and Tony nominated producer. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his articles about three Virginia Tech shootings.

Read the book to learn of his riveting story of being an undocumented immigrant for twenty-five years, and come to Book Club to discuss and view works of art that speak of timeless migration, each with its own story.

 

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November Book Club: Braiding Sweetgrass

November 19, 2021 10:00 am

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Braiding Sweetgrass

This month we are reading the New York Times and Washington Post bestseller Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Please join us on Zoom on November 19 at 10am for the Friends Book Club. Our selection is Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. This is a particularly special book as it was published by Minneapolis’ own Milkweed Press.

Kimmerer is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She writes from her perspectives as an Indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman. “She shows how living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamander, algae, and sweetgrass, offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices.”

A Friends guide will lead the discussion and take us on a personal selection of art pieces to complement the the book.

Contact the Friends Office to RSVP at friends@artsmia.org or by calling 612-870-3045.

This event is a Friends Only Event. Join the Friends today and attend the event!

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Friends Book Club

October 15, 2021 10:00 am

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Fall is a wonderful season to join the Friends Book Club and curl up with a great book.

The upcoming October Friends Book Club features “This Tender Land”, by William Kent Krueger.  Fun Fact: Krueger was born in Wyoming, but his mystery and crime fiction is set mainly in Minnesota.

Mark your calendar for October 15  at 10 a.m. You can reserve your spot by contacting the Friends Office at friends@artsmia.org. Once you reserve, you will receive your Zoom information a day before the presentation.

The book for September, A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell, was a terrific book to add to your list, even if you missed the discussion.

 

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Friends Only Book Club

September 17, 2021 10:00 am

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Welcome back to the Friends Only Book Club

Our first Book Club meeting will be held on September 17. Due to Mia’s scheduling, we will not meet in-person again until January 2022 for the Book Club and combined guided tours.

 September’s book selection is, “A Woman of No Importance: The untold story of the American Spy who helped with WWII”, by Sonia Purnell.

We  hope you can join us for this presentation and discussion.  Contact the Friends office at friends@artsmia.org to reserve your spot.

 Regards,

Carol Poulson

Chair for Friend Only Book Club

 

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Friends Book Club May selection is “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean 

May 21, 2021 10:00 am

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Head back to the 1980’s in Susan Orlean’s Los Angeles based story.

The Book Club is nearing the end of our COVID Season, but there’s still time to join two more docent led discussions. May will feature “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean. Wrapped inside the story of the great fire in1986 at the Los Angeles Central Library, this book is a sweet ode to libraries and librarians. 

Please join us!

To reserve your spot, email friends@artsmia.org

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The last Friend’s Book Club of the season features “Less—A Novel”

June 18, 2021 10:00 am

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Andrew Sean Greer’s witty tale is June’s book. Because who doesn’t need to laugh?!

June will conclude the pandemic-edition of the Book Club with “Less—A Novel” by Andrew Sean Greer.  A Pulitzer prize winner, the novel is at once a travel narrative, a satire, and a coming-of-age novel for its protagonist—a middle-aged homosexual writer. Arthur Less learns that his former lover, Freddy, is about to marry someone new. And the romp goes on..

One New York Times writer said about the novel, “Convulsed in laughter a few pages into Andrew Sean Greer’s fifth novel, “Less,” I wondered with regret why I wasn’t familiar with this author. My bad.”

Please join us!

To reserve your spot, email friends@artsmia.org. 

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