December Book Club Selections

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Nov 252017

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, December 2 at 10:30 AM – The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie- Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Colonel Bantry has found the strangled body of an exotic blonde bombshell lying on his library hearth – and the neighbors are beginning to talk! When Miss Marple takes an interest, though, things begin to move along nicely, and it’s all far more convoluted – and sordid – than the genteel Bantrys could have imagined.

A curmudgeonly financier, his self-absorbed adult children, a couple of pragmatic and clever hotel workers, tons of money and influence, a wild local lad, some smitten girls, the film business, mix into a classic Christie plot filled with twists, turns, and double-backs galore. Plus the glorious settings of A Great House, a fancy Hotel, and an excessively genteel little village, and let’s not forget Miss Marple..”

Community Book Group

Monday, December 11 at 11:15 AM – The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”A pilot’s wife is taught to be prepared for the late-night knock on the door that might come. But when Kathryn Lyons receives word that a plane flown by her husband has exploded near the coast of Ireland, she confronts the unfathomable one revelation at a time. Soon drawn into a maelstrom of publicity fueled by rumours that Jack led a secret life, Kathryn sets out to learn who her husband really was, whatever the knowledge might cost. Her search propels this taught, impassioned novel as it moving explores the question, How well can we ever really know another person? “


Paranormal Book Group

PBG will return in January.


November Movie

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Nov 182017

After coming of age in a dysfunctional nomadic family, a woman is determined to create a successful life for herself in The Glass Castle.

 Based on the best-selling memoir.

Note: There is no Friday screening due to Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 25 at 10:00 am & 1:00 pm

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13

November Adult Programs

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Oct 302017

Writers’ Group

Thursday, November 2, November 16, & November 30 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts for November 2 come from The Teacher Next Door:

Describe fall using your five senses.

Convince readers that fall is the best season.

November 16 is a Free Write.

Prompts for November 30 are:

Write about brown.

What would you or your protagonist rather experience:
A new and exciting taste OR your very favorite taste?
Choose only ONE answer and write a story…

You are the fastest owl in the county, but the other owls don’t realize it is because you are afraid of heights (the faster you glide, the less time you spend in the air). Write a story about being asked to represent the county in the state owl gliding races.


Thursday, November 9 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!

November Book Club Selections

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Oct 272017

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, November 4 at 10:30 AM – A Quilter’s Holiday by Jennifer Chiaverini- Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “For the Elm Creek Quilters, the day after Thanksgiving marks the start of the quilting season, a time to gather at Elm Creek Manor and spend the day stitching holiday gifts for loved ones. This year, in keeping with the season’s spirit of gratitude, Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson Cooper is eager to revive a cherished family tradition. A recent remodeling of the manor’s kitchen unearthed a cornucopia that once served as the centerpiece of the Bergstrom family’s holiday table. Into it, each Bergstrom would place an object that symbolized something he or she was especially thankful for that year. On this quilter’s holiday, Sylvia has invited her friends to continue the tradition by sewing quilt blocks that represent their thankfulness and gratitude.

“As each quilter explains the significance of her carefully chosen block, stories of love and longing for family and friends emerge—feelings that are also expressed in the gifts they work on throughout the day.”

Community Book Group

Monday, November 13 at 11:15 AM – Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”For as long as she can remember, they were Cam and Lilly–happily married, totally in love with each other, parents of a beautiful family, and partners in life. Then, after decades of marriage, it ended as every great love story does…in loss. After Cam’s death, Lilly takes a lone road trip to her and Cam’s favorite spot on the remote coast of Maine, the place where they fell in love over and over again, where their ghosts still dance. There, she looks hard to her past–to a first love that ended in tragedy; to falling in love with Cam; to a marriage filled with exuberance, sheer life, and safety– to try to figure out her future.

“It is a journey begun with tender memories and culminating in a revelation that will make Lilly re-evaluate everything she thought was true about her husband and her marriage.”

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, November 25 at 10:30 AM –  Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King – Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told… until now.

“There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.

“On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat like for a suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat…”



October Movie

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Oct 212017

An arthritic housekeeper hones her skills as an artist and becomes a beloved figure in the community in this drama.

Friday, October 27 at 1:00 PM

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

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13