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Bird LIbrary Book Club



Join the HSC leisure book club, Relax and Read, which is a complement to Read and Lead! 

Relax and Read is sponsored by the Robert M. Bird Society, with Library faculty facilitating the book club.

Book Exchange

In 2015 BHSL Staff created a Relax and Read Book Exchange on the 4th floor of the Library in the Recreational Reading area.  Turn to your left once you exit the elevator.  If you see a book in the exchange you'd like to read take it and if you have a book you're finished with leave it, it's that simple.  



Program Overview

The Relax and Read book club was introduced on the HSC campus in March 2016. It's an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to discuss books that are for leisure reading.

Vote for our next book selection by filling out our form:  Book Suggestion Form

The Three Steps to Participating:

  1. Sign-up! Books will be limited to the first 40 people to sign up in the Bird Library, 3rd floor Service Desk. You can sign up Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Be sure to bring your HSC ID and sign up early, books often go very quickly. Due to the limited numbers of books, we request no more than two faculty/staff per department sign up.
  2. Enjoy reading!
  3. Join us for a complimentary lunch and book discussion at noon on Friday, April 7th, in the History of Medicine Conference Room, 4th Floor in the Library.

For more information, please contact Kristi-Kohl@ouhsc.edu, Bird Library faculty librarian.

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Book Summary

Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. 

Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed.