Morning Book Group Wednesday, August 23, 10:15-11:30 AM

We meet monthly to discuss a title chosen by the group. Why not join in, take an hour and talk about the book. Hear what others have to say and enjoy the conversations. Books to be discussed are available for loan at the main circulation desk. Register here.

For August: Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland.

It’s 1893, and at the Chicago World’s Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany makes his debut with a luminous exhibition of innovative stained-glass windows, which he hopes will honor his family business and earn him a place on the international artistic stage. But behind the scenes in his New York studio is the freethinking Clara Driscoll, head of his women’s division. Publicly unrecognized by Tiffany, Clara conceives of and designs nearly all of the iconic leaded-glass lamps for which he is long remembered. Clara struggles with her desire for artistic recognition and the seemingly insurmountable challenges that she faces as a professional woman, which ultimately force her to protest against the company she has worked so hard to cultivate.