July books & activity ideas for adults
Stephanie Dudek of Troy Public Library suggests two summer reads and notes on July activities. “Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Buttondowns” (Keena Roberts, 2019) is a nonfiction book about growing up with parents who studied primates, and the challenges of then adjusting to American schools. “The Maid: A Novel” (Nita Prose, 2022)is a recent locked-room mystery set in a hotel. July activities include a discussion with Dr. David Borton about his 1400-mile adventure in a solar boat (7/18, 6 pm), “Shorts Out Loud” readings and music on Thursday evenings, and computer classes on Wednesdays. Plus, a lively event on 7/29 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Hart Memorial Building, the main location at 100 Second Street in Troy. Check the calendar at thetroylibrary.org for details. Produced by Brea Barthel. For Meghan Marohn’s many segments with David Borton about his boat, visit mediasanctuary.org.