Booktalk: The Voice of David McCullough Monday April 30

     Booktalk is a monthly discussion group for those interested in current and cultural topics in general and literary subjects in particular. Booktalk usually meets on the last Monday of the month at 12 PM on the third floor of the Gettysburg Library.  All programs are free and open to the public.
    On April 30 David McCullough, renowned historian of the American people who has been honored with many literary prizes as well as The Presidential Metal of Freedom, will voice a CD of several of his speeches which he has collected under the title “The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For.”
     In this collection of his speeches Mr. McCullough probes the meaning of America.  His goal is to inspire the public, students, teachers, historians and even members of Congress (in a speech before the joint sessions of that body in 1989) to recognize the value of history not just as stories from the past but also as a framework for the present and the future.  His primary complaint is “Americans have few historical accounts surrounding Congress.”   He also emphasizes that the American people have little knowledge of many prominent but neglected “Congress people.” 
     Mr. McCullough’s books include “John Adams,” “Truman,” “Brave Companions,” and “The Johnstown Flood” among others.
Again, the program will begin at 12 pm on the third floor of the Gettysburg Library.  Allow one and a half hours for the program which will include a discussion period. -- BOOKTALK NEXT MEETS ON MONDAY May 21, 2018
Friends of the Library News 

    The Friends of the Library has a book store which offers a wide variety of gently used, attractive and interesting books for sale.  It is located on the first floor of the Gettysburg Libray just inside the Baltimore St. entrance.  Drop in and have a look and ask becoming a member of the Friends.  Membership provides a 20% discount on most materials in the book store.

          Book Store Hours 
Monday –Thursday 9:30 am—8:00 pm
Friday----9:30  am----4:30 pm
Saturday  9:30 am—4:30 pm
Sunday  1:00 pm—4:30 pm

Wednesday, 8/1-12p to 8p
Thursday, 8/2 & Friday 8/3 - 9a to 8p
Saturday, 8/4 - 9a  to 3p

Submitted by Bob Appleton, Volunteer