Program Type:Book Discussion
Age Group:Adults (Ages 18+)
March 2023 Book: Money: The True Story of a Made Up Thing, Jacob Goldstein
This program will be held virtually on Zoom. Please register below if you would like to attend - and be sure to include your email address so you receive the Zoom link. (Look for a confirmation email from email@example.com.)
About the Book
Money only works because we all agree to believe in it. In Money, Jacob Goldstein shows how money is a useful fiction that has shaped societies for thousands of years, from the rise of coins in ancient Greece to the first stock market in Amsterdam to the emergence of shadow banking in the 21st century. Lively, accessible, and full of interesting details (like the 43-pound copper coins that 17th-century Swedes carried strapped to their backs), Money is the story of the choices that gave us money as we know it today.
Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
The Nonfiction Book Discussion Group is tailored to curious readers who are interested in expanding their general knowledge of topics, writing styles, and forms across a variety of subject matters that include, but are not limited to: investigative journalism, technology, environmentalism and the outdoors, politics, science, and psychology. The group meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend!