12:00 – 1:00 pm
Join the Library’s Brown Bag Book Club in a discussion of the 2016 Reading Across Rhode Island title, The Wright Brothers. Historian David McCullough brings to life two of the most iconic figures in American history in The Wright Brothers. Regarded by many in their time as mere “bicycle mechanics,” Wilbur and Orville Wright were in reality self–taught geniuses of truly exceptional capacity of mind, pioneering scientific explorers, and extraordinary exemplars of the American character. McCullough tells a great American story that has never before been told as it should, deeply exploring the character as well as the technical achievements of the men who taught the world how to fly.