Our Book Club’s Selection for February

Cover image for the book The Disappearing SpoonThe Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements: That’s the full title of the book folks, and yes, it’s time to get in touch with your inner geek. Livening up the periodic table in a way you only wish had been accessible to you when you first came across it in chemistry class, author Sam Kean brings each of these elements to life through a series of unique and fascinating stories about their discoveries and how they impacted not only the lives of their discoverers, but the world at large historically, economically, socially, etc. So go ahead, check out a copy of this book, and learn a little more about how what constitutes us and our known world came to be.

The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at La Casa, located right next door to the interim library. We will be discussing The Disappearing Spoon at our next meeting on Monday, February 7th. For information, contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov.