First Friday Book Club
First Friday of every month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Entry: Free for the public | Location: Cincinnati History Library and Archives
Our Cincinnati History Library and Archives invites you to the First Friday Book Club
Calling all history nerds and bookworms! Join us the first Friday of every month for our First Friday Book Club featuring discussions of some of our favorite books.
Read the books (find it at your local library) and then join us on the first Friday of every month awt 10:30 a.m. to take part in the discussion. We'll meet in our Cincinnati History Library and Archives, located on our Mezzanine Level—take the steps located in the middle of the Rotunda.
The event is free, parking not included. Registration is encouraged at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 287-7030.
Upcoming Book Clubs
Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution by W. Caleb McDaniel
Friday, March 6, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The true story of a black woman from Cincinnati who survived slavery twice and received restitution from a federal jury in 1878.
The Scarlet Sisters. Sex, Suffrage and Scandal in the Gilded Age by Myra MacPherson
Friday, April 3, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn about Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on politics, sex and marriage eventually got them expelled from the suffrage movement, even though Victoria was the first woman to run for President (with Frederick Douglass as her running mate, no less.)
The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home by Denise Kiernan
Friday, May 1, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The true story of the Biltmore Estate, the largest private residence in the country, and the people who lived there.