American Club Brussels
The International social club with an American heart

Reading Group

  • 12 Aug 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • See event details.

The Canadian Club of Belgium,
The American Club of Brussels &
The American Women's Club of Brussels

welcome you to our Reading Group
on the second Wednesday of the month
[7:00–9:00 p.m.]

(CCB, ACB and AWCB members only)

We ask you to present a book of your choice (U.S. or Canadian authors preferred) that you have read and really enjoyed. This will give all members, passionate about reading, a chance to read and discuss different literary genres.

Even if you have not read the selected book and if you do not have a book you wish to present, please feel free to join us anyway – even at the last minute.

Reading Group Contact
(also for venue details)
Geneviève Bergiers
Tel. 02/660.57.65

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On Wednesday August 12 from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm, Geneviève Bergiers will present THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS” by Peter TOMPKINS

Peter Tompkins (1919-2007) was an American journalist, World War II Office of Strategic Services (OSS) spy in Rome and correspondant for the New York Herald Tribune and CBS.  Also utilised as an undercover agent in Italy in 1944.  His best-known books are The Secret Life of Plants, Secrets of the great Pyramid and Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramids.

Exploring the world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest discoveries of scientists, The Secret Life of Plants includes remarkable information about plants as lie detectors and plants as ecological sentinels; it describes their ability to adapt to human wishes, their response to music, their curative powers, and their ability to communicate with man. Authors Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird suggest that the most far-reaching revolution of the 20th century — one that could save or destroy the planet — may come from the bottom of your garden.


OSeptember 9Ana ROJAS will present "HOWEVER LONG THE NIGHT” by Aimee Molloy

Molloy grew up in Buffalo, New York. She earned a B.A. in history from Duke University and a M.A. in urban planning from NYU. The story of her unorthodox path to garnering her first book deal was chronicled in a 2015 TED Talk. She has since written or co-written several additional nonfiction books, including New York Times bestseller However Long the Night: Molly Melching’s Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph and Rosewater, which was turned into a major motion picture directed by Jon Stewart. Aimee and her family live in Brooklyn. 

IHowever Long the Night, Aimee Molloy tells the unlikely and inspiring story of Molly Melching, an American woman whose experience as an exchange student in Senegal led her to found Tostan and dedicate almost four decades of her life to the girls and women of Africa. This moving biography details Melching's beginnings at the University of Dakar and follows her journey of 40 years in Africa, where she became a social entrepreneur and one of humanity's strongest voices for the rights of girls and women. Inspirational and beautifully written, However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph is a passionate entreaty for all global citizens. This book is published in partnership with the Skoll Foundation, dedicated to accelerating innovations from organizations like Tostan that address the world's most pressing problems.

All 2020, from October on, are still open for you to present your favorite BOOK to our CCB, ACB & AWCB Reading Group:

—  October 14

—  November 11

—  December 9

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