Sam Houston Center Book Club

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Infographic with book title, date, and images of stack of books and Sam Houston CenterThe inaugural meeting of the Sam Houston Center Book Club will be held Feb. 27 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Center’s main building at 650 FM 1011 in Liberty. The club will discuss The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. Based on a true story, this novel focuses on financier J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, who curated the collections for his library in New York City in the early twentieth century. Greene was keeping her identity, and the fact that she was African American, a secret as she operated in New York’s intellectual and artistic circles. This work of historical fiction has been a popular book club selection.

Featuring fictional works with a connection to the world of museums, archives and libraries, the Sam Houston Center Book Club is open to all and will meet on the fourth Tuesday in February, May, August and November 2024. Home to extensive archival holdings documenting Southeast Texas, a library collection and a museum, the Sam Houston Center offers an ideal setting for discussions about novels tied to these fields. Each meeting will be led by SHC staff.

Interested participants may obtain a copy of the novel through their local library or favorite bookstore to prepare for the conversation. For more information, contact SHC staff at (936) 336-8821 or via email at

Repeats every month on February, May, August, November on the fourth Tuesday until Sun Dec 01 2024.
February 27, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
May 28, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
August 27, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
November 26, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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