library book club

Library Book Club

Library Book Club

Mary J. Benson Branch

Library Book Club

Meetings usually held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, Mary J. Benson Branch, Port Hope Public Library beginning at 7 pm. Readers are invited to drop-in at any time.

Port Hope Public Library has copies of the titles and books by the noted authors. 

January 28, 2020

The Professor and the Madman : A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

Non-fiction. The compilation of the OED began in 1857, and the overseeing committee discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand definitions. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light, Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.