Community UMC, 20 Center St, Naperville, IL 60540

Welcoming All People and Creating Positive Change


Wed Jan 19 2022


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

UMW Book Circle

Bonnie Valiant will lead a discussion on West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge. The book is inspired by the true story of two giraffes who made headlines and won the hearts of Depression-era America. Woody Nickel, a homeless young man and a cast of characters take a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California’s first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. Part adventure, part historical saga, and part coming-of-age love story, the book explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, and the passing of time.

Please email Sally Hines for the Zoom link if you would like to join us.

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Community UMC, 20 Center St, Naperville, IL 60540