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Public Service Book Club
Welcome to the Cowlitz County Healthy Workforce Public Service Book Club!  Every few months, the Club meets to discuss books related to government and public service. 

Meetings are open to all County staff.  Healthy snacks are provided, and brown bag lunches are welcome.

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The Healthy Workforce Committee supplies a hard copy of the current book to participants who would like this format. Additionally, a small lending library of previous book club selections is maintained for staff to borrow at any time. If you need a copy of the current or a previous book, or have additional questions please contact Greta Holmstrom in Building & Planning at extension 6676, or by email at  


Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens
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The tenth Public Service Book Club selection is Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens by Steve Olson.

The Club will meet on January 23, 2018 at noon in the General Meeting Room of the County Administration Building to discuss the book.

Astoria: Astor and Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire
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The ninth Public Service Book Club selection is Astoria: Astor and Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire by Peter Stark.

The Club met on September 12, 2017 to discuss the book.

Cataclysms on the Columbia - The Great Missoula Floods
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The eighth Public Service Book Club selection is Cataclysms on the Columbia - The Great Missoula Floods by John Elliot, Marjorie Burns and Scott Burns.

The Club met April 11, 2017 to discuss the book.

Red Light to Starboard - Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster
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The seventh Public Service Book Club selection is Red Light to Starboard - Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster by Angela Day.

 The Club met on December 13, 2016 to discuss the book.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
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The Club met September 20, 2016 to discuss The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.

The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World
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The Club met on June 14, 2016 to discuss The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World

Lincoln and the Power of the Press
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The club met March 15, 2016 to discuss Lincoln and the Power of the Press by Harold Holzer.

The Unthinkable
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The Club met on December 8, 2015 to discuss The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why by Amanda Ripley. 

Drive
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On October 13, 2015 we met to discuss Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink.

Citizenville
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On June 9, 2015 we met to discuss Citizenville, by Gavin Newsom with Lisa Dickey.



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