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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

TheRelax 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

Books are ready now- Sign up with the form link below or sign up in person when you come to get the book.

The Three Steps to Participating:

  1. Sign-up with our Book Club Participant Form! Sign up in person at the 3rd floor service desk of the Library. Bring your OUHSC ID! 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 Wednesday, May 1st, in the Library Atrium, 2nd Floor of the Library.

For more information, please contact Payton-Patterson@ouhsc.edu, Bird Library staff

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Educated: A Memoir

Book Summary

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Source: Amazon Summary