May Adult Programs

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Apr 292018
 

Writers’ Group

Thursday, May 3, May 17, & May 31 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts for 5/3 are taken from https://thestoryshack.com/tools/writing-prompt-generator/ accessed on 4/19/18.

Word count: 250
Genre: Romance
Character: A cowardly fireman
Material: A leash
Sentence: “Hello?”
Bonus: The Sun is failing.

Word count: 900
Genre: Comedy
Character: A bank counter
Material: A very old sofa
Sentence: “You’re an idiot.”
Bonus: Your character is fearless to the point of stupidity.

 Bingo

Thursday, May 10 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!

May Book Club Selections

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Apr 282018
 

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, May 5 at 10:30 AM – Gone Missing by Linda Castillo- Conference Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Rumspringa is the time when Amish teens are allowed to experience life without the rules. It’s an exciting time of personal discovery and growth before committing to the church. But when a young teen disappears without a trace, the carefree fun comes to an abrupt and sinister end, and fear spreads through the community like a contagion.

“A missing child is a nightmare to all parents, and never more so than in the Amish community, where family ties run deep. When the search for the presumed runaway turns up a dead body, the case quickly becomes a murder investigation. And chief of Police Kate Burkholder knows that in order to solve this case she will have to call upon everything she has to give not only as a cop, but as a woman whose own Amish roots run deep.”

Community Book Group

Monday, May 14 at 11:15 AM – The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove—to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his badgering, pregnant wife—“that the hours of his life belong to himself alone.” In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun, appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child.

“We begin deep inside Catholic Brooklyn, in the early part of the twentieth century. Decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase the man’s brief existence. Yet his suicide, although never spoken of, reverberates through many lives and over the decades—testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even through multiple generations.”

 

 

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, May 26 at 10:30 AM – Year One by Nora Roberts – Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “It began on New Year’s Eve.

“The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed–and more than half of the world’s population was decimated.

“Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river–or in the ones you know and love the most.”

April Movie

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Apr 182018
 

The first American woman newspaper publisher and an editor race to expose a cover-up spanning 4 US presidencies in The Post.

Friday, April 27 at 1:00 PM

Saturday, April 28 at 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13

April Adult Programs

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Apr 022018
 

Writers’ Group

Thursday, April 5 & April 19 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts for 4/5  are taken from: http://www.wrightingwords.com/writing-starters/ accessed on 3/22/18.

Think of a story that might begin or end with one of these sentences:

  •  Henry said, “Do not wish me a Happy New Year.”
  •  One of these days, I’m going to say no.

April 19 is a free write – bring anything you’re working on!

 Bingo

Thursday, April 12 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!

April Book Club Selections

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Mar 282018
 

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, April 7 at 10:30 AM – Treasure Hunt by John Lescroart- Conference Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Mickey Dade hates deskwork, but that’s all he’s been doing at Wyatt Hunt’s private investigative service, The Hunt Club. His itch to be active is answered when a body is discovered: It’s Dominic Como, one of San Francisco’s most high-profile activists-a charismatic man known as much for his expensive suits as his work on a half dozen nonprofit boards. One “person of interest” in the case is Como’s business associate, Alicia Thorpe-young, gorgeous, and the sister of one of Mickey’s friends.

“As Mickey and Hunt are pulled into the case, they soon learn that the city’s golden fundraiser was involved in some highly suspect deals. And the lovely Alicia knows more about this-and more about Como-than she’s letting on.”

Community Book Group

Monday, April 9 at 11:15 AM – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife.”

 

 

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, April 28 at 10:30 AM – The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffmann – Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.

“Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk.

“From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse.”