In 2013, the International Book Club will be hosted by Sarah Shaw, a valued member of the book club for several years. She has enthusiastically agreed to volunteer her time and energy to continue this highly respected book discussion group.
Copies of the book club selections can be obtained either through ELPL or MeLCat, our interlibrary loan service. The Reference Desk is happy to help!
Calling all 4th through 6th graders! Our February Books and Bagels book discussion will be on the wonderful book A NEST FOR CELESTE: A STORY ABOUT ART, INSPIRATION, AND THE MEANING OF HOME, by Henry Cole. A beautifully illustrated novel about a mouse, her friendship with Audubon's apprentice, and her search for home. I am planning a fun bird related craft too. Yummy bagels, lots
We had a wonderful evening on Thursday. Thank you to our speaker, Margarita, for coming to help us better understand one person's experiences of Operation Pedro Pan. And thank you, Margarita, for the food, too! Yum!
Speed friending for book lovers is a fun way to talk about your favorite or least favorite book and meet new people! Bring your book to tell other people about it in five-minute segments and see if you can make a match!
This program is intended for adults, 21 and up.
Out of This World is a new book group featuring speculative fiction. Each month will feature a new book exploring the different genres in what is commonly known as science fiction/fantasy. Out of This World meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the Library's Meeting Room.
Umar Anjum, international student from Pakistan, will be the guest for our discussion of In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin. As one reviewer stated, "...given the power and the beauty and the deeply affecting quality...I can't stop myself from wondering if Pakistan has found its Chekov."
The Better Living Book Club is a new discussion group focused on reading books that enhance our lives in practical and inspirational ways.
Join us Wednesday, January 5 at 7:00 to discuss The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, an account of the year she spent test-driving studies and theories about how to be happier. "Rubin masterfully interweaves funny and often touching personal anecdotes into the analysis of her project, resulting in a friendly, approachable, and compulsively readable narrative."
Haven't read the book? Don't worry, join us anyway as we plan our reading for the year ahead!
Join us Monday, February 7 at 7:00 to discuss Positive Energy by Dr. Judith Orloff, a psychiatrist and medical intuitive, as she offers insights on having a more nurturing life. "Positive Energy is a brilliant, intriguing, and exremely practical book on how to embrace the energies of life. I consider her to be a true visionary. Judith is the kind of doctor we all wish we had."