Museum Book Club

Museum Book Club logoThe Rosenberg Library is pleased to announce the formation of the Museum Book Club. This exciting program offers participants a chance to experience literature in a more interactive way. Members will get up close and personal with art and historical artifacts from the Rosenberg Library Museum related to the seasonal book selection.

The Museum Book Club creates an ideal mix of discussion and discovery. Bridging book discussion and the Museum’s collections in this personal way is truly an exciting venture. Book Club meetings are held quarterly for a total of four book selections each year.

Registration is required for all Museum Book Club meetings. Established book clubs are encouraged to participate. Groups of over 10 people are asked to call the Reference Desk so we may arrange to accommodate your entire group. Please call (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 115 to register or for additional information.

2019 - 2020

'George P. Mitchell: Fracking, Sustainability, and an Unorthodox Quest to Save the Planet' coverApril 2020: George P. Mitchell: Fracking, Sustainability, and an Unorthodox Quest to Save the Planet, by Loren C. Steffy. Click here for details. George P. Mitchell: Fracking, Sustainability, and an Unorthodox Quest to Save the Planet is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'The Glovemaker' coverJanuary 2020: The Glovemaker, by Ann Weisgarber. Click here for details. The Glovemaker is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'Eight Flavors' coverOctober 2019: Eight Flavors: the untold story of American cuisine, by Sarah Lohman. Click here for details. Eight Flavors is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'Winds of Change' coverJuly 2019: Winds of Change, by Jo Adams McAuley. Click here for details. Winds of Change is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'Tangled Honor' coverApril 2019: Tangled Honor, by Philip McBride. Click here for details. Tangled Honor is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'Jewels: A Secret History' coverJanuary 2019: Jewels: A Secret History, by Victoria Finlay. Click here for details. Jewels: A Secret History is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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2017 - 2018

'The Aviator's Wife' coverOctober 2018: The Aviator’s Wife, by Melanie Benjamin. Click here for details. The Aviator’s Wife is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library in many of your favorite formats.
 

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'The Downfall of Galveston's May Walker Burleson' coverJune 2018: The Downfall of Galveston’s May Walker Burleson: Texas Society Marriage & Carolina Murder Scandal, by T. Felder Dorn. Click here for details. The Downfall of Galveston’s May Walker Burleson is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'Frozen Lives' coverApril 2018: Frozen Lives, by LuLynne Streeter. Click here for details. Frozen Lives is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'News of the World' coverFebruary 2018: News of the World, by Paulette Jiles. Click here for details. News of the World is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library in many of your favorite formats.
 

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'The Invention of Wings' coverSeptember – November 2017: The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd. Click here for details. The Invention of Wings is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'The Orphans' Nine Commandments' coverJune – August 2017: The Orphans’ Nine Commandments, by William Roger Holman. Click here for details. The Orphans’ Nine Commandments is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'Caught in the Revolution' coverApril – May 2017: Caught in the Revolution, by Helen Rappaport. Click here for details. Caught in the Revolution is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'The House of Mirth' coverFebruary 2017: The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton. Click here for details. The House of Mirth is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library, and via hoopla in e-audiobook format or e-book format.
 

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2015 - 2016
'The Forgers' coverSeptember – November 2016: The Forgers, by Bradford Morrow. Click here for details. The Forgers is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library or via hoopla in e-audiobook format.
 

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'Dead Wake' coverJune – August 2016: Dead Wake, by Erik Larson. Click here for details. Dead Wake is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library or Overdrive in e-book and e-audiobook formats.
 

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'When America First Met China' coverMarch – May 2016: When America First Met China, by Eric Jay Dolin. Click here for details. When America First Met China is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'Pets in America' coverDecember 2015 – February 2016: Pets in America: A History, by Katherine C. Grier. Click here for details. Pets in America is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'The Promise' coverSeptember – October 2015: The Promise, by Ann Weisgarber. Click here for details. The Promise is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'The Ice Merchant' coverJuly – August 2015: The Ice Merchant, by Paul Boor. Click here for details. The Ice Merchant is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'The Goldfinch' coverApril – May 2015: The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt. Click here for details. The Goldfinch is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'Egyptomania' coverJanuary – February 2015: Egyptomania — Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs, by Bob Brier. Click here for details. Egyptomania is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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2013 - 2014
'Empty Mansions' coverSeptember – November 2014: Empty Mansions, by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. Click here for details. Empty Mansions is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'The Art Forger' coverJune – August 2014: The Art Forger, by B.A Shapiro. Click here for details. The Art Forger is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'At Home' coverMarch – May 2014: At Home: A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson. Click here for details. At Home: A Short History of Private Life is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'With Bold Strokes' coverDecember 2013 – February 2014: With Bold Strokes, by Edward Simmen. Click here for details. With Bold Strokes is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'The Great Gatsby' coverSeptember – November 2013: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Click here for details. The Great Gatsby is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library and in Overdrive audio format.
 

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'Luncheon of the Boating Party' coverJune – August 2013: Luncheon of the Boating Party, by Susan Vreeland. Click here for details. Luncheon of the Boating Party is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library in book and audio CD format.
 

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'The Gardner Heist' coverMarch – May 2013: The Gardner Heist: the True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft, by Ulrich Boser. Click here for details. The Gardner Heist is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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2012 - 2013
'Strapless' coverDecember 2012 – February 2013: Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X, by Deborah Davis. Click here for details. Strapless is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library.
 

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'The Hare with Amber Eyes' coverThe inaugural Museum Book Club book selection (September – November 2012) was The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal. This title is available for check out at the Rosenberg Library in both book and sound recording format or in downloadable audio book format from the Houston Area Digital Media Catalog.
 

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