This week’s staff pick isn’t an individual work, but the entire collection of Maya Angelou, who passed on this week. Maya was a strong civil rights supporter and voice, and her work has affected millions. She was a truly great literary voice, and will be missed.
We have several of her works if you’d like to bring some home via book, ebook, or audiobook.
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Join us on Saturday, June 14th at 1:30 pm in the Community Room for a discussion of The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. New members are always welcome and this will be our final meeting before we break for the summer.
Set against the rugged beauty of Washington State at the turn of the twentieth century, Amanda Coplin’s debut novel, The Orchardist, introduces readers to recluse William Talmadge and his lovingly cultivated orchards of apples and apricots. One day, two teenage girls appear and steal his fruit at the market; they later return to his orchard to see the man who gave them no chase. Feral, scared, and very pregnant, the girls take up on Talmadge’s land and indulge in his compassion. Just as the girls begin to trust him, men arrive in the orchard with guns, and the shattering tragedy that follows will set Talmadge on a irrevocable course not only to save and protect them but also to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past.
Come join us for Family Story Time at the Franklin Park Branch on May 29th from 7- 7:45 PM. Enjoy stories together while building language skills. For grades pre-K to third grade. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all storytime sessions.
No registration is necessary.
This event is held at the Franklin Park Branch located at 3391 Rte. 27, Franklin Park, NJ 08823. Located in the Franklin Towne Center.