February Book Club Selections

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Jan 282017
 

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, February 4 at 10:30 AM – Knitting Bones by Monica Ferris- Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “The stitchers of the Embroiderers Guild are thrilled to have raised over $20,000 for charity-but they’re less pleased when the representative who accepts the check disappears with it. After breaking her leg in a fall from a horse, Betsy’s confined to her apartment and loopy on pain killers-she can’t possibly investigate. But Godwin, her store manager, insists that he can do the legwork. Little do they know that a man across town has a similar injury-and he too is wondering what happened to that check. Betsy and Godwin have got to figure it out first, or it’ll be a bad break for everyone. “

Community Book Group

Monday,February 13 at 11:15 AM – The Known World by Edward P. Jones – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”Henry Townsend, a black farmer, bootmaker, and former slave, has a fondness for Paradise Lost and an unusual mentor—William Robbins, perhaps the most powerful man in antebellum Virginia’s Manchester County. Under Robbins’s tutelage, Henry becomes proprietor of his own plantation—as well as of his own slaves. When he dies, his widow Caldonia, succumbs to profound grief, and things begin to fall apart at their plantation: slaves take to escaping under the cover of night, and families who had once found love beneath the weight of slavery begin to betray one another. Beyond the Townsend estate, the known world also unravels: low-paid white patrollers stand watch as slave “speculators” sell free black people into slavery, and rumors of slave rebellions set white families against slaves who have served them for years.”

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, February 25 at 10:30 AM – Parasite by Mira Grant  – Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.

We owe our good health to a humble parasite – a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system – even secretes designer drugs. It’s been successful beyond the scientists’ wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.

But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives…and will do anything to get them.”

January Movie

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Jan 212017
 

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting row boat.

Friday, January 27 at 1 PM

Saturday, January 28 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13

New Year, New Programs

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Jan 032017
 

Stitch & Chat: Needle-Craft Group

We’re starting a tight-knit group for needle-crafters!  Bring your knitting and crochet projects and share tips and tricks!

We’ll normally meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

In January, we’ll be meeting on the 9th & 23rd due to holiday closures.

10 AM – 12 PM: Library Reading Room

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Too old for Books & Babies and too young for Preschool Storytime?

Mother Goose on the Loose is for you!

Join Sara every Wednesday at 12:30 PM for nursery rhymes, music, &

movement for children under 3 and their caregivers!

 

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

New Day & Time!

Join our favorite reading dog, Allie, on Thursday nights at 6:30 PM!

Reading aloud to a furry friend can improve confidence and it’s relaxing and fun.

Share some stories on January 5 & 19.

January Book Club Selections

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Jan 012017
 

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, January 7 at 10:30 AM – Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke- Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “When it comes to holidays, Minnesotans rise to the occasion—and the little town of Lake Eden is baking up a storm with Hannah Swensen leading the way. The annual Christmas Buffet is the final test of the recipes Hannah has collected for the Lake Eden Holiday Buffet Cookbook.

The recently divorced Martin Dubinski arrives at the buffet with his new Vegas showgirl wife—all wrapped up in glitter and fur. His ex-wife, however, seems as cool as chilled eggnog. And when Hannah’s mother’s antique Christmas cake knife disappears, its discovery in the décolletage of the new—and now late—Mrs. Dubinski puts the festivities on ice.

With everyone stranded at the community center by a blizzard, Hannah puts her investigative skills to the test, using the ingredients at hand: half the town of Lake Eden—and a killer. Now, as the snowdrifts get higher, it’s up to Hannah to dig out all the clues—and make sure that this white Christmas doesn’t bring any more deadly tidings… ”

Community Book Group

Monday, January 9 at 11:15 AM – The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant- YMCA Community Center

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Summary from Goodreads:”Addie Baum was born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End of Boston, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine – a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love.

Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her ‘How did you get to be the woman you are today?’ She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naive girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.”

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, January 28 at 10:30 AM – A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness  – Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. “

December Movie

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Dec 262016
 

A  New York heiress dreams of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible voice.

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Friday, December 30 at 1 PM

Saturday, December 31 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Rated PG-13

Conference Room (Downstairs)