Book some time to discuss great reads with the Edgewater Library Book Group, meeting monthly at the new Edgewater Library, 1800 Harlan St. On Saturday, Dec. 8, 1 to 2 p.m., they’ll discuss Kate Moore’s 2017 nonfiction book, “The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women.” As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women – the “shining girls” – toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Mysteriously falling ill after, they became embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights. Suitable for adults.
On Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m., the BYOB(ook) Club takes the traditional book club out of the library to WestFax Brewing Company, 6733 W. Colfax Ave. – where the beer is liberated and the dogs are welcome! Read any book that falls into the monthly theme – a book with a cover you hate – andes show up to share, imbibe and receive great book recommendations. Happy hours prices are available for attendees.
Across the border in Wheat Ridge, a rival BYOB(ook) Club meets Monday, Dec. 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m., to share a poem pulled from a book of 21st century poetry – this month’s theme. Monday is BOGO on some delectable beers, including an aptly named choice from Fiction Beer Company. Service animals are welcome, but please leave other four-legged friends at home.
For more information, call the Edgewater Library at 303-235-5275 or visit jeffcolibrary.org.