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fantasybookclub meets

The fantasy book club will be held on the fourth Tuesday of this month, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, At 9 PM Eastern. All are welcome. We will continue the format of having everybody read a book, and discuss their book choice.�2731. Julia Kulak, group facilitator. Email, julia.kulak@gmail.com.

Date: 9/26/17 at 9pm Eastern
phone: 712, 832, 8330. The access code is, 342

The History Group ‘the electrifying fall of Rainbow City: spectacle and assassination at the 1901 World’s Fair’

The History Group will meet on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 to discuss ‘the electrifying fall of Rainbow City: spectacle and assassination at the 1901 World’s Fair’.
Buffalo, New York’s 1901 Pan American Exposition was supposed to celebrate a century of progress highlighted by Mr. Edison’s new electricity generated by the nearby Niagara Falls lighting the Exposition and Buffalo. But the Fair’s primary promoter and self-styled “King of the Animals” ruthlessly buffaloed the disparate and often desperate fair exhibitors and employees into questionable dangerous and callous actions in order to create a money-making spectacle. The highly publicized electrocution of Jumbo the elephant, killing and feeding the cities dogs to the Indian encampment, the questionable treatment of a two-foot tall midget did cause some comment, but not like the fire storm it would cause today.   The book details the assassination of President McKinley is well covered.
 
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NLS annotation:              
The electrifying fall of Rainbow City: spectacle and assassination at the 1901 World's Fair DB 88334
                                               
Creighton, Margaret S
. Reading time 9 hours, 24 minutes.

                Read by
Callie Beaulieu
. A production of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress.

Subjects:
Science and Technology

Description: An account of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, which went spectacularly awry. Many had believed it would be even more brilliant than Chicago's White City of 1893; but it was, instead, struck by tragedy, death, and scandals, both big and small. Unrated. Commercial audio book. 2016. 

Date:Tuesday, October 03, 2017;
Time:6:00 p.m. Pacific, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, 7:00 p.m. Central, 8:00 p.m. Eastern and elsewhere in the world Tuesday 00:00 GMT

Fiction Old & New to Discuss Across Two Novembers: A Year in the Life of a Blind Bibliophile by David Faucheux on Friday, October 6

Starting in October, Fiction Old & New will meet on the first Friday of the month.  
Fiction, Old and New will be discussing Across Two Novembers: A Year in the Life of a Blind Bibliophile by David Faucheux in the Book Nook Room of Accessibleworld.org on Friday, October 6th at 9:00 p.m.eastern time, 6:00 p.m. pacific time.
 
**Note – this book is not on BARD.  It is on Bookshare & available for Kindle.  Ordinarily we would not choose a book not on BARD.  Ordinarily we would not choose a non-fiction book.  This is special because the author is someone many of us know from various book groups.
 
David’s book is written in diary entry format & covers a year in his life.  As an added bonus, there’s lots of trivia thrown in too.  You will feel like you’re having a long conversation with David, hearing about his friends & neighbors, his background & his hobbies.  There’s also lots to identify with as fellow blind people, navigation issues & problems with para-transit among other things.  I hope you can come join us to discuss the book & talk with the author.
 
Co-Hosts:

Sherry Wells
sherrywells1157@gmail.com
Michelle Bernstein
hamletsweetlady@gmail.com

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM Pacific, 7:00 PM Mountain, 8:00 PM Central, 9:00 PM Eastern,