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Reading Into History Virtual Family Book Club: Around the World in 80 Days

Jan 24, 2021 - Jan 24, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Event

Kids, do you love reading stories about the past? Want to take a take a virtual look at historic images, museum artifacts, or other digital ways that help bring stories to life? Join us and your grownups for the Reading into History Virtual Family Book Club!

Throughout 2020, as part of our Women Forging the Way initiative, we’ll focus on stories of women in history, including code breakers, aviation pioneers, and crusading journalists.

As part of a History Center project focused on telling the story of journalist Nellie Bly, we’ll read the book that inspired her record-setting trip around the world, “Around the World in Eighty Days” by Jules Verne.

On Sunday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m., we’ll have a wrap-up session to talk about the book, make connections to Nellie’s story, and how the world has changed since it was published in 1872.

“Around the World in Eighty Days” is available from book sellers, libraries, and services like Hoopladigital.


Reading into History Virtual Book Club wrap-up sessions are free to attend and will be held on the Zoom platform. Once you register for the event, you will be provided with a unique invitation link for the session. Family participation through conversation and the chat feature is encouraged. Please register online.

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