September Adult Programs

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Sep 022017
 

Writers’ Group

Thursday, September 7 & 21 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

September 7 and September 21 are both Free Writes.  Bring whatever you’re working on!

Senior Bingo

Thursday, September 14 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.

 

Drawing Club

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Work on a drawing or coloring project in a supportive environment with other enthusiasts.

All skill levels welcome!

September Book Club Selections

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Aug 262017
 

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, September 2 at 10:30 AM – Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke- Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Early summer brings plenty of work for baker Hannah Swensen, even before Mayor Bascomb’s wife drops by The Cookie Jar to place an order for her charity event…For eleven-hundred cookies! And Hannah almost flips when her business partner, Lisa, suggests setting up an apple turnover stand. But she places her faith in Lisa and agrees to be a magician’s assistant in the fundraiser’s talent show. The only snag is the show’s host, college professor Bradford Ramsey. Hannah and her sister, Michelle, each had unfortunate romances with Ramsey, and when the cad comes sniffing around between acts, Hannah tells him off. But when the curtain doesn’t go up, she discovers Ramsey backstage – dead, with a turnover in his hand. Now Hannah must find a killer who’s flakier than puff pastry – and far more dangerous. “

Community Book Group

Monday, September 11 at 11:15 AM – Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”Elfrida Phipps loves her new life in the pretty Hampshire village. She has a tiny cottage, her faithful dog Horace and the friendship of the neighbouring Blundells – particularly Oscar – to ensure that her days include companionship as well as independence. But an unforeseen tragedy upsets Elfrida’s tranquillity: Oscar’s wife and daughter are killed in a terrible car crash and he finds himself homeless when his stepchildren claim their dead mother’s inheritance.

Oscar and Elfrida take refuge in a rambling house in Scotland which becomes a magnet for various waifs and strays who converge upon it, including an unhappy teenage girl. It could be a recipe for disaster. But somehow the Christmas season weaves its magical spell and for Elfrida and Oscar, in the evening of their lives, the winter solstice brings love and solace. ”

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 AM –  Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania: Ghosts, Monsters, & Miracles by Tom White – Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Strange creatures and tales of the supernatural thrive in Pennsylvania, from ghostly children who linger by their graves to werewolves that ambush nighttime travelers. Passed down over generations, Keystone State legends and lore provide both thrilling stories and dire warnings. Phantom trains chug down the now removed rails of the P&LE Railroad line on the Great Allegheny Passage. A wild ape boy is said to roam the Chester swamps, while the weeping Squonk wanders the hemlock-shrouded hills of central Pennsylvania, lamenting his hideousness. On dark nights, the ghosts of Betty Knox and her Union soldier beau still search for each other at Dunbar Creek. Join Thomas White and company as they go in search of the truth behind the legends of supernatural Pennsylvania.”

August Movie

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Aug 192017
 

After a bank absconds with their money, three lifelong pals desperate to pay the bills decide to pull a heist.

Friday, August 25 at 1 PM

Saturday, August 26 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13

August Adult Programs

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Jul 312017
 

Writers’ Group

Thursday, August 10 & August 24 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts for 8/10:

  1. A character is moving to another city. She visits her favorite public place and sees something that makes her want to stay. Describe this in 500 words, using third person POV (he/she). Then rewrite in first person, using ‘I’.

Why: Rewriting third person scenes (especially emotional ones) in first person helps you find your character’s voice. You’re telling the reader what your character thinks as your character, not an observer. When you rewrite in third person (if you prefer this POV), some of this immediacy will carry over.

  1. A character is being chased by a villain or villainous group through an abandoned warehouse. Describe their fear and lucky escape in 500 words or less. Rewrite the piece from the viewpoint of the villain(s).

Why: Rewriting a protagonist’s scenes from the antagonist’s perspective can help you create a more realistic sense of threat, since you will be able to picture the protagonist as well as antagonist’s movements and psychological state clearer.

http://www.nownovel.com/blog/50-creative-writing-prompts/

8/24 is a free write.

Senior Bingo

Thursday, August 10 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.

Wednesday Walk

Every Wednesday at 10 AM – YMCA Community Center

Join us for a walk to CVS in Bellevue and back.

Drawing Club

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Work on a drawing or coloring project in a supportive environment with other enthusiasts.

All skill levels welcome!

August Book Club Selections

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Jul 292017
 

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, August 5 at 10:30 AM – The Last Time I Saw Her by Karen Robards- Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “In this world, Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone skillfully probes the twisted minds of incarcerated serial killers to better understand what makes them tick, and to help nab those who remain at large. But in the next world, Charlotte’s ghostly lover — convicted killer Michael Garland — is facing death yet again. It seem the only way Charlie can snatch Michael from the jaws of oblivion is by proving his innocence. And this dead man’s dead ringer may just be the key.

A mysterious stranger has turned up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and Charlie is shocked to realize he could be Michael Garland’s identical twin. But she suspects the resemblance is only skin deep — and that behind the handsome face may lurk the perverse mind of a killer. While using all her keen profiling gifts, Charlie risks her life to discover the shocking secret that will clear Michael’s name.”

Community Book Group

Monday, August 14 at 11:15 AM – A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”He placed a notice in a Chicago paper, an advertisement for “a reliable wife.” She responded, saying that she was “a simple, honest woman.” She was, of course, anything but honest, and the only simple thing about her was her single-minded determination to marry this man and then kill him, slowly and carefully, leaving her a wealthy widow, able to take care of the one she truly loved.

What Catherine Land did not realize was that the enigmatic and lonely Ralph Truitt had a plan of his own. And what neither anticipated was that they would fall so completely in love. ”

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, August 26 at 10:30 AM –  Midnight Crossing by Charlaine Harris – Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).

Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth…”