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Camden Conference: The Memory Wars of Central and Eastern Europe

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 6:30pm
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James C. Richter

In the United States, debates about confederate monuments and history curricula raise profound questions about who we are, what we value and how we should proceed.  In the relatively new regimes of Eastern and Central Europe, the questions are, if anything, even more fundamental.

Morning Book Discussion - The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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"Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. But the apothecary's fate is jeopardized when its newest patron makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.."  

The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom. If you have not attended before, please email askspl [at] to be added to the group's email list.

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Evening Book Discussion - The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Book Cover The Personal Librarian

Hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library, Belle de Costa Greene becomes one of the most powerful women in
New York despite the dangerous secret she keeps.

The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom and in-person TBD. If you have not attended before, please email askspl [at] ((link sends e-mail)) to be added to the group's email list.

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Camden Conference: Paris at Six: Environmental Divides and Climate Unions in Europe

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 6:30pm
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Susana Hancock, headshot

It has been six years since the 2015 Paris Agreement entered into force. The US is back in, but how is it going? The 2021 UN climate conference in Glasgow last November was supposed to solidify us on the track to limit warming to 1.5C but that did not happen.

February 2022 Books On Tap - Anxious People

Monday, February 21, 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Our February book is Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. Backman's previous work, A Man Called Ove, was a group favorite a few years ago. Both books have been made into movies and television shows. We'll be only meeting remotely using Zoom. The link will be broadcasted to our members a few hours before the meeting. Email Tom at tcorbett [at] to get the link resent to you.

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