June Book Club Selections

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May 272017

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 AM – Dog On It by Spencer Quinn- Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator, and Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator, are quick to take a new case involving a frantic mother searching for her teenage daughter. This well-behaved and gifted student may or may not have been kidnapped, but she has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters. With Chet’s highly trained nose leading the way, their hunt for clues takes them into the desert to biker bars and other exotic locales—until the bad guys try to turn the tables and the resourceful duo lands in the paws of peril.”

Community Book Group

Monday, June 12 at 11:15 AM – Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship by Isabel Vincent – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping Edward’s daughter–who lives far away and has asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York–Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life.

As Edward and Isabel meet weekly for the glorious dinners that Edward prepares, he shares so much more than his recipes for apple galette or the perfect martini, or even his tips for deboning poultry. Edward is teaching Isabel the luxury of slowing down and taking the time to think through everything she does, to deconstruct her own life, cutting it back to the bone and examining the guts, no matter how messy that proves to be.”

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, June 24 at 10:30 AM –  Locke & Key series by Joe Hill – Library Reading Room

Read as many volumes as you would like!

Summary from Goodreads: “A brutal and tragic event drives the Locke family from their home in California to the relative safety of their ancestral estate in Lovecraft, Massachusetts, an old house with powerful keys and fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them. As siblings Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke discover the secrets of the old house, they also find that it’s home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all…. “

May Movie

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May 202017

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles in the musical romance La La Land.

Friday, May 26 at 1 PM

Saturday, May 27 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Rated PG-13

Conference Room (Downstairs)

May Adult Programs

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May 022017

Stitch & Chat

Monday, May 1 & May 15 at 10 AM – Reading Room

Bring your latest knitting or crochet project for this casual craft group.


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!


Writers’ Group

Thursday, May 4 & 18 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts for May 4:

Word Count:        850
Genre:            Seasonal
Character:             A dictator
Material            A rowing boat
Sentence to Use:     “It is required of you”

Word Count:        100
Genre:            Crime
Character:            A hunter
Material:            A table
Sentence to Use:    “Maybe we should just kiss to break the tension”
Bonus:            The story involves a fight.

Prompts generated by:  https://thestoryshack.com/tools/writing-prompt

Prompt for May 18:

Word count: 850

Genre: Mystery

Characters: Sir Edgar Walther Fortunado & a mail carrier

Items: a candlestick & a baseball hat

Sentence to Use: “The pancakes are bananalicious.”


Senior Bingo

Thursday, May 11 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.

May Book Club Selections

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Apr 292017

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, May 6 at 10:30 AM – After the Storm by Linda Castillo- Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “When a tornado tears through Painters Mill and unearths human remains, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder finds herself tasked with the responsibility of identifying the bones–and notifying the family. Evidence quickly emerges that the death was no accident and Kate finds herself plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged.

Under siege from an unknown assailant–and her own personal demons–Kate digs deep into the case only to discover proof of an unimaginable atrocity, a plethora of family secrets and the lengths to which people will go to protect their own.

Community Book Group

Monday, May 8 at 11:15 AM – Badlands by C. J. Box – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”Grimstad, North Dakota – a place people used to be from, but were never headed to – has struck oil. As pipelines snake across the prairie, oil flows out and men and money flow in. And with them, comes crime. North Dakota’s new oil capital has a serious law and order problem and newly qualified detective Cassie Dewell has just been assigned as its deputy sheriff.

Twelve-year-old Kyle Westergaard is one of Grimstad’s paperboys. Even though Kyle has been written off as the “slow” kid, he has dreams deeper than anyone can imagine – he wants to get out of town, take care of his alcoholic mother, and give them a better life. While delivering newspapers, he witnesses a car accident and now has money and a lot of white powder in his possession.

With the temperature dropping to 30 below and a gang war heating up, Cassie fears she might be in over her head but the key to it all will come in the most unlikely form: an undersized boy on a bike who keeps showing up where he doesn’t belong.”

Paranormal Book Group

EDIT: Supernatural Pittsburgh and Its Suburbs was not available in all formats.  Please see the information on our new May selection.

Saturday, May 27 at 10:30 AM –  The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper – Library Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Professor David Ullman’s expertise in the literature of the demonic—notably Milton’s Paradise Lost—has won him wide acclaim. But David is not a believer.

One afternoon he receives a visitor at his campus office, a strikingly thin woman who offers him an invitation: travel to Venice, Italy, witness a ‘phenomenon,’ and offer his professional opinion, in return for an extravagant sum of money. Needing a fresh start, David accepts and heads to Italy with his beloved twelve-year-old daughter Tess.

What happens in Venice will send David on an unimaginable journey from skeptic to true believer, as he opens himself up to the possibility that demons really do exist. In a terrifying quest guided by symbols and riddles from the pages of Paradise Lost, David attempts to rescue his daughter from the Unnamed—a demonic entity that has chosen him as its messenger..”

April Movie

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Apr 222017

After wandering 1000s of km from home and being adopted by an Australian family, an Indian boy searches for his family in this biographical drama.

Friday, April 28 at 1 PM

Saturday, April 29 at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG-13