Everyone is welcome! No book purchase is necessary to participate. Books to be read are chosen by the group members, with recommendations by the librarians. For more info: Rebecca 684-3813.
Teen Book Club - Meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 3:45 for about 45 minutes (B-W Bus #9 stops right at the library at 3:35). Call the library if interested and we will get you a copy of the next book (ask for Hope; Hope Melander is the facilitator).
This group is taking a break until September. Please check back with us then if you are interested!
Afternoon Book Club: (ages 18 and over) - Meets last Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm.
Books chosen are slightly older popular titles so that we can order multiple copies from the MORE system and no book purchase is necessary to participate.
Tues. August 25, 1:00- Blue Stars, by Emily Gray Tedrowe
Emily Gray Tedrowe has written an extraordinary novel about ordinary people, a graceful and gritty portrayal of what it's like for the women whose husbands and sons are deployed in Iraq. Blue Stars brings to life the realities of the modern day home front: how to get through the daily challenges of motherhood and holding down a job while bearing the stress and uncertainty of war, when everything can change in an instant. It tells the story of Ellen, a Midwestern literature professor, who is drawn into the war when her legal ward Michael enlists as a Marine; and of Lacey, a proud Army wife who struggles to pay the bills and keep things going for her son while her husband is deployed. Ellen and Lacey cope with the fear and stress of a loved one at war while trying to get by in a society that often ignores or misunderstands what war means to women today. When Michael and Eddie are injured in Iraq, Ellen and Lacey's lives become intertwined in Walter Reed Army Hospital, where each woman must live while caring for her wounded soldier. They form an alliance, and an unlikely friendship, while helping each other survive the dislocated world of the army hospital. Whether that means fighting for proper care for their men, sharing a six-pack, or coping with irrevocable loss, Ellen and Lacey pool their strengths to make it through. In the end, both women are changed, not only by the war and its fallout, but by each other. "-- Provided by publisher.
Evening Group: Tues. August 25, 7:00pm
We are resuming formal meetings of our Evening Book Club, on the last Tuesday of every month at 7:00 at the library. Everyone is welcome! Come and check it out. We can decide about changing date/time when we see who all shows up. The group decides what book to read and each orders a copy from the MORE system, so no purchase is necessary.
The book discussed this time will be The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce. " Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance." It is a great book for discussing, so order one from the MORE system and think about joining us to talk about what you liked or didn't like about it! If you prefer, call the library at 684-3813 and we can order one for you.