Curiosity & Cheesecake

As our name suggests, this club is sponsored by Triple Dipple’s Treats & Delicacies! You can look forward to sampling their famous cheesecake at every meeting.

True stories about our world, its people, creatures, history, science, and more!

Last Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, beginning September 28 (heads up — in October we’ll break the mold and meet Oct. 19). Copies of each month’s book will be available to check out at the front desk. Guest facilitated by Gail Hintze.

This club is brand new, so we need your help to assemble a list of titles for the first several months!

Check back between August 16 and August 31 to vote on the list of books.

September 28

Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race, by Lara Prior-Palmer.

The Mongol Derby is the world’s toughest horse race. A feat of endurance across the vast Mongolian plains once traversed by the people of Genghis Khan, competitors ride 25 horses across a distance of 1000km. Many riders don’t make it to the finish line.

In 2013 Lara Prior-Palmer — nineteen, underprepared but seeking the great unknown — decided to enter the race. Driven by her own restlessness, stubbornness, and a lifelong love of horses, she raced for seven days through extreme heat and terrifying storms, catching a few hours of sleep where she could at the homes of nomadic families. Battling bouts of illness and dehydration, exhaustion and bruising falls, she found she had nothing to lose, and tore through the field with her motley crew of horses. If she won, she would became the Derby’s youngest-ever champion and the first woman to win the race.

A tale of adventure, fortitude and poetry, Rough Magic is the extraordinary story of one young woman’s encounter with oblivion and herself.

Check it out:

We’ll also have hard copies to check out at the front desk by the end of August.