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Join us for a monthly book club at Sloan Museum of Discovery!

Every first Thursday of the Month, Sloan Museum of Discovery will host a book club in one of our learning labs! Each month we will gather to discuss a different book affiliated with Flint's storied history, and learn how each story connects with our community and our newly renovated museum. Don't forget to grab a coffee from our on site Coffee Beanery Café before joining the discussion. This is a free gathering, included with Museum Admission.

 

October Book Club

Chevy in the Hole

Chevy in the Hole, by Kelsey Ronan
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery, 1221 E. Kearsley St. | Flint, MI

An unlikely romance develops in the shadows of post-industrial Flint, Michigan. After a near-fatal drug overdose in 2014, August Molloy moves from Detroit back to his hometown of Flint. There, he picks up work at a nonprofit community garden, where he meets Monae Livingston.

November Book Club

The Women of the Copper Country

The Women of the Copper Country, by Doria Russell
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery, 1221 E. Kearsley St. | Flint, MI

This novel based on the real life of labor activist Annie Clements traces the consequences of the 25-year-old's decision in 1913 to stand up for herself and the entire copper-mining town of Calumet, Michigan, where men risked their lives for meager salaries underground and the women worked for a similar pittance in the houses of the elite.

December Book Club

Midnight In Vehicle City

Midnight In Vehicle City: General Motors, Flint, and the Strike that Created the Middle Class, by Edward McClelland
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery, 1221 E. Kearsley St. | Flint, MI

Midnight in Vehicle City tells the gripping story of how workers defeated General Motors, the largest industrial corporation in the world. Their victory ushered in the golden age of the American middle class and created a new kind of America, one in which every worker had a right to a share of the company's wealth.

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