Announcement: NSDAR Librarian General Announces DAR Book Club

Our NSDAR Librarian General, Cynthia Sweeney, has announced a DAR Book Club project in her blog to encourage chapters to learn more about our patriots through sharing specific books together. Chapter Librarians and all book lovers are encouraged to start and/or join a chapter book club.

It is an exciting new way to celebrate our patriots and raise awareness of the men and women who achieved American independence. Mrs. Sweeney is thrilled to launch our new DAR Book Club, which will feature nonfiction titles focused on the Colonial through the Federal periods. For the 2019-2020 year the following books have been selected:

Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor who Became a Founding Father by Stephen Fried

Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America by Catherine Kerrison.

Both of them were finalists for the 2019 George Washington Prize.

The DAR Library staff will soon be posting additional information on the books, quotations, interviews and sample discussion questions via the DAR Library Facebook page at:

All chapters are encouraged to participate and even organize their own local events. This is a fun and informative way to share our history and honor the patriots who founded our nation.

The DAR Library encourages current and former state and chapter librarians who have run book clubs to share tips and tricks for other DAR groups (states and chapters) on the DAR Library Facebook page. This could be a great opportunity, especially for state and chapter librarians, to network and share ideas with each other during the course of the national book club program.

This state librarian will be looking forward to learning about your chapter book clubs and seeing you on the DAR Library Facebook page.

Linda Winthers
State Librarian
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