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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.  

Upcoming

  • 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
$18.00
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
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492671527
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER

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
$16.99
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)
$18.00
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
$19.99
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
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812981650
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 14th, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

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
$16.95
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
$14.95
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.