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Bayside Book Club

Thursday November 21, 2019
6:00 PM
Mobile Public Library Parkway Branch

This month's topic of discussion is When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka.

Summary: A story told from five different points of view, chronicles the experiences of Japanese Americans caught up in the nightmare of the World War II internment camps.

For more information, please call Betty Fowler at 476-2600 or 494-2298.


Life Lessons

Fascinating Stories from Our National Parks: Life Lessons From National Parks with Penny Musco

Saturday January 25, 2020
2:00 PM
Location - Mobile Public Library: West Regional Library

Come meet Penny Musco, a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a variety of publications, including AARP, Family Circle, Costco Connection, and several AAA publications.

Penny penned Life Lessons from the National Parks: Meeting God in America’s Most Glorious Places for the Park Service’s 2016 centennial. Many intriguing facts and stories she's discovered during her travels didn’t make it into the book, so she put together an hour-long program called “Fascinating Stories from Our National Parks” to share more of them.

Books will be available for sale. For more information, please call 340-1458 or email

Penny Musco has a B.A. in Theatre, and worked in radio for many years. She loves to vacation in and write about our national parks. In 2009 she was an Artist in Residence for the National Park Service, during which time she wrote and performed a one-woman show.

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