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Polymath Book Club (Virtual)

Polymath Book Club (Virtual)

Love science? Curious about how this world works? Join our new Polymath Book Club!

We'll meet once a month — virtually at first and possibly switching later to in-person meetings at various libraries around the county.
Meetings will be held on the second Tuesdays of the month at 7pm.

For our next meeting on October 11, I invite you to read A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, not a short, but a fun, breezy, read!
We'll discuss future book selections at the next meeting.

My idea is to read a book about a different branch of science every time, but I'm open to other suggestions. I plan occasional raffles for popular science books, guest speakers, author talks and more surprises.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link a day before the book club meeting! 

Hope to see you soon on Zoom!  

Vlad Shutov,
Librarian @ Tysons-Pimmit

                                                                  TENTATIVE READING LIST

The big picture : on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself, by Sean Carroll 

Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman

Periodical Table, by Primo Levi 

Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void, by Mary Roach

The signal and the noise: why most predictions fail-- but some don't, by Nate Silver

The Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science, by Richard Holmes

Here’s Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion through the Astonishing World of Math, by Alex Bellos

The polymath : a cultural history from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag, by Peter Burke

Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities, by Vaclav Smil 

The Metaphysical Club, by Louis Menand

The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat, by Matt Siegel  | 

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, by Stephen Greenblatt

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Show more dates
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Branch:
Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library
Book Discussion Virtual Program

Registration is required. There are 18 seats available.

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Vlad Shutov, TY Information

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