Books & Brews Book Club

Book clubs pair well with frosty craft beers.  Fayetteville Public Library and Core Brewing Company have joined forces to present the Books & Brews book club on July 11 at 6:00 pm.  Normally the first Tuesday of each month, we are delaying this meeting a week due to the holiday.  Drop by Core Brewing Company at 3671 N. Mall Avenue for facinating book discussions, led by FPL librarians.

Books & Brews will discuss a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction titles.  From bestselling authors to classics, these selections are a fun way to expand your reading horizons.  This month's selection is Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas. 

Ilgunas lays bare the terror of graduating from the University of Buffalo with $32,000 of student debt. Ilgunas set himself an ambitious mission: get out of debt as quickly as possible. Inspired by the frugality and philosophy of Henry David Thoreau, Ilgunas undertook a 3-year transcontinental journey, working in Alaska as a tour guide, garbage picker, and night cook to pay off his student loans before hitchhiking home to New York.  Debt-free, Ilgunas then enrolled in a master's program at Duke University, determined not to borrow against his future again. He used the last of his savings to buy himself a used Econoline van and outfitted it as his new dorm. The van, stationed in a campus parking lot, would be more than an adventure--it would be his very own "Walden on Wheels."  Freezing winters, near-discovery by campus police, and the constant challenge of living in a confined space would test Ilgunas's limits and resolve in the two years that followed. What had begun as a simple mission would become an enlightening and life-changing social experiment. Walden on Wheels offers a spirited and pointed perspective on the dilemma faced by those who seek an education but who also want to, as Thoreau wrote, "livedeep and suck out all the marrow of life."

Copies of the book are available at the library's checkout desk in the lobby.

2017-07-11 23:00:00 2017-07-12 00:00:00 America/Edmonton Books & Brews Book Club Book clubs pair well with frosty craft beers.  Fayetteville Public Library and Core Brewing Company have joined forces to present the Books Brews book club on July 11 at 6:00 pm.  Normally the first Tuesday of each month, we are delaying this meeting a week due to the holiday.  Drop by Core Brewing Company at 3671 N. Mall Avenue for facinating book discussions, led by FPL librarians. Books Brews will discuss a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction titles.  From bestselling authors to classics, these selections are a fun way to expand your reading horizons.  This month's selection is Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas.  Ilgunas lays bare the terror of graduating from the University of Buffalo with $32,000 of student debt. Ilgunas set himself an ambitious mission: get out of debt as quickly as possible. Inspired by the frugality and philosophy of Henry David Thoreau, Ilgunas undertook a 3-year transcontinental journey, working in Alaska as a tour guide, garbage picker, and night cook to pay off his student loans before hitchhiking home to New York.  Debt-free, Ilgunas then enrolled in a master's program at Duke University, determined not to borrow against his future again. He used the last of his savings to buy himself a used Econoline van and outfitted it as his new dorm. The van, stationed in a campus parking lot, would be more than an adventure--it would be his very own "Walden on Wheels."  Freezing winters, near-discovery by campus police, and the constant challenge of living in a confined space would test Ilgunas's limits and resolve in the two years that followed. What had begun as a simple mission would become an enlightening and life-changing social experiment. Walden on Wheels offers a spirited and pointed perspective on the dilemma faced by those who seek an education but who also want to, as Thoreau wrote, "livedeep and suck out all the marrow of life." Copies of the book are available at the library's checkout desk in the lobby. no location Fayetteville Public Library