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OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute was previously Encore.  OLLI groups meet on the second Tuesday at 2:30 pm.  


  • January 12: Citizens of London, Lynne Olson
  • February 9: Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, Kim Richardson
  • March 9: The Alice Network, Kate Quinn
  • April 13: Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • May 11: An Invisible Thread, Laura Schroff
  • June 8: Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela
  • July 13: Elephant Company, Vicki Croke
  • August 9: Washington Black, Esi Edugyan
  • September 14: Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Mark Sullivan
Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812979350
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 3rd, 2011

The acclaimed author of Troublesome Young Men reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R.

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492671527
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019


The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything--everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.

The Alice Network: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062654199
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 6th, 2017

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

An NPR's Best Book of the Year 

A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick!

The 2017 Girly Book Club Book of the Year!

A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub

The Shadow of the Wind Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780143034902
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show."—The New York Times Book Review

A New York Times Bestseller

This inspirational New York Times bestseller chronicles the lifelong friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness.

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316548182
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Back Bay Books - October 1st, 1995

"Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history – and then go out and change it." –President Barack Obama
Nelson Mandela was one of the great moral and political leaders of his time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presi

Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save  Lives in World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812981650
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 14th, 2015


The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill

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Washington Black Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525563242
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019

One of the New York Times Book Review TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 

Beneath a Scarlet Sky Cover Image
ISBN: 9781503943377
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Lake Union Publishing - May 1st, 2017

Soon to be a major television event from Pascal Pictures, starring Tom Holland.

Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, the USA Today and #1 Amazon Charts bestseller Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man's incredible courage and resilience during one of history's darkest hours.