Reading Into History Virtual Family Book Club: Around the World in 80 Days

Sunday, January 24, 2021 • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free | Please register for the online wrap-up session
Virtual Program

Add to Calendar01/24/2021 02:00 PM01/24/2021 03:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkReading Into History Virtual Book Club: Around the World in 80 DaysKids, do you love reading stories about the past? Join us and your grownups for the Reading into History Family Virtual Book Club featuring “Around the World in Eighty Days” by Jules Verne.Virtual – Via ZoomHeinz History CenterfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Kids, do you love reading stories about the past? Want to take a take a virtual look at historic images, museum artifacts, or other digital ways that help bring stories to life? Join us and your grownups for the Reading into History Virtual Family Book Club!

Throughout 2020, as part of our Women Forging the Way initiative, we’ll focus on stories of women in history, including code breakers, aviation pioneers, and crusading journalists.

As part of a History Center project focused on telling the story of journalist Nellie Bly, we’ll read the book that inspired her record-setting trip around the world, “Around the World in Eighty Days” by Jules Verne.

On Sunday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m., we’ll have a wrap-up session to talk about the book, make connections to Nellie’s story, and how the world has changed since it was published in 1872.

“Around the World in Eighty Days” is available from book sellers, libraries, and services like Hoopladigital.


Reading into History Virtual Book Club wrap-up sessions are free to attend and will be held on the Zoom platform. Once you register for the event, you will be provided with a unique invitation link for the session. Family participation through conversation and the chat feature is encouraged. Please register online.

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About “Around the World in Eighty Days”

Jules Verne’s masterpiece of adventure fiction that has captured the imaginations of generations of readers and continues to enthrall us today.

On October 2, 1872, an English gentleman makes a remarkable wager: He can travel around the entire world in a mere eighty days. Thus begins Jules Verne’s classic novel, which remains unsurpassed in sheer storytelling entertainment. Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant, Passepartout, embark on a fantastic journey into a world filled with surprises, danger, and beauty—from the shores of India, where the travelers rescue the beautiful wife of a rajah from ritual sacrifice, to the rugged American frontier, where their train is ambushed by an angry band of Sioux. With twenty thousand pounds at stake, Fogg’s mission is complicated by an incredible case of mistaken identity that sends a Scotland Yard detective in hot pursuit in what becomes a riveting race against time and an action-packed odyssey into the unknown.

For more information, please contact Youth and Family Program Manager Nate Rodda at