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Nordic Book Club

The monthly Swenson Center book club discusses books on Nordic topics or by Nordic authors.

The center will provide coffee and tea and a welcoming environment. Books chosen are available in Swedish and English, with the discussion in English. Swedish language learners can continue practicing Swedish reading skills while non-Swedish language learners are welcome to read the title in English.

February's book is "Swede Hollow: A Novel" by Ola Larsmo, translated by Tiina Nunnally (Swedish title "Swede Hollow")

"A riveting family saga immersed in the gritty, dark side of Swedish immigrant life in America in the early twentieth century" --from Goodreads

Didn't have time to finish the book? Join the group anyway to get inspired to finish the book.

Registration in advance is suggested, but day-of registrations will be accepted. Register online, call 309-794-7204, mail a check made out to "Swenson Center," or stop by the Center. 


Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center (1st floor)

Denkmann Memorial Building

3520 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States

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Free for Swenson Center members and Augie students/$10 nonmember

Register today!