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Join fellow book lovers each month at the Mayborn Museum Complex to discuss exciting books about science, history, and discovery. The Mayborn is happy to announce the first meeting of the Fall 2007 Book Club. The Mayborn Book Club was created especially for those who want to discover more about our great exhibits and learn more about a variety of related topics that will enrich your visitor experience. Read. Discover. Discuss!

The Mayborn Book Club will meet in the second floor café. The club is open to both members and non-members of the museum. Participation is free by simply signing in at the admissions desk after 12 pm on meeting days.

Upcoming Meetings and Titles

Thursday, October 11
6:30 pm
No Bone Unturned, by Jeff Benedict
Join us for our inaugural meeting of the Mayborn Book Club as we discuss the book No Bone Unturned by award-winning author Jeff Benedict. In this fascinating biography, lawyer and investigative journalist Jeff Benedict follows Doug Owsley, a curator at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History as he painstakingly rebuilds skeletons, helping to identify them and determine their cause of death. No Bone Unturned tracks many of Owsley's notorious cases including the fight over the bones of Kennewick Man, a 9,600-year-old human skeleton found along the banks of Washington's Columbia River. Buy the book in our museum store for the low price of $13.95!

No Bone Unturned can be purchased at our museum store. Mayborn Members receive a 10% discount.

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Thursday, November 8
6:30 pm
The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold

Join Helen Harris, professor of Death and Dying at Baylor, as she leads a discussion of this beautiful and haunting book. Told from heaven by a girl who was the victim of a brutal murder, it's more about life than death. It's about a family and a frayed marriage and a brother and sister growing up in the shadow of their older sister's murder.

There will be no Mayborn Book Club meeting in December.

Thursday, January 17, 2008
6:30 pm
Bones: A Forensic Detective's Casebook, by Douglas Ubelaker

Our featured book for January is Bones: A Forensic Detective's Casebook, by Douglas Ubelaker. A noted forensic anthropologist and curator of anthropology at the Smithsonian Institute, Ubelaker has aided FBI and police investigations for many years. His book explores methods used in the field for solving mysteries that lack clues aside from a few bones. Ubelaker's description of real cases explains how experts can determine accurate facts about the victim and the circumstances surrounding their death.

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If you're a fan of forensics, be sure to catch Dr. Ubelaker's lecture at our upcoming "Forensics Forum: Real Science™Real Experts" on January 26, 2008.

Thursday, February 21, 2008
12 pm
Warriors Don't Cry, by Melba Pattillo Beals

Our featured book for February is Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals. In 1954, the landmark Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, overturned earlier rulings that established separate public schools for white and black students. Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas was the first to integrate its students, a crucial event that helped shape the civil rights movement. Beals was in the first group of integrated students, known as the Little Rock Nine, who began attending Central in 1957. Drawn from her personal diaries, Warriors Don't Cry is a riveting true account of her experiences during this turbulent time. Bring your lunch and join our discussion Thursday, February 21 from 12 - 1 pm in the upstairs cafe. Dr. Kim Kellison from Baylor's History Department will be joining in the discussion.

Please contact Frankie Pack at 254-710-1202 for more information.

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