There were 18 members present. Our one guest was Beth Padgitt, wife of member Lee.  Patti urged all members to attend the ABC’s of Rotary Conference, which will involve 3 Rotary districts and has a limited amount of seating.  She will email all members the details of this meeting.
Our speaker was Emily Compton-Dzak from the Winnetka-Northfield Library.  She presented interesting information on the Best Books of 2016 and a preview of her recommended books for 2017 (her list is below).  She also had a display of popular books available for check-out from the Library and “goodie bags” for members with information about the Library’s upcoming events.  Our community is lucky to have such a resource available and that it is staffed and managed by such capable people as Emily and our own member Rebecca Wolf.
Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
The Girls, by Emma Cline
A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett
Swing Time, by Zadie Smith
Moonglow, by Michael Chabon
Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance
American Heiress, by Jeffrey Toobin
City of Dreams, by Tyler Anbinder
Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen
Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah
Underground Airlines, by Ben Winters
Jane Steele: a confession, by Lindsay Faye
Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly
Darktown, by Thomas Mullen
The Trespasser, by Tana French
Blue Laws, by Kevin Young
Lily and the Octopus, by Steven Rowley
All Things Cease to Appear, by Elizabeth Brundage
Coming Soon in 2017:
The Girl Before, by J.P. Delaney
The Second Mrs. Hockaday, by Susan Rivers
The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden