Join us on Saturday, January 10th for a discussion of The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.  Meetings take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room.  New members always welcome!

After four har13158800rowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast.  To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel.  Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind.  A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately.  But Isabel insists the baby is a ‘gift from God,’ and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy.  When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world.  Their choice has devastated one of them. (Publisher’s Description)

Limited copies available at the Reference Desk.  For more information about bookclubs and bookclub kits at FTPL please visit: bookclubs.

 

Join us on Saturday, October 11 for a discussion of Defending Jacob by William Landay.  New members always welcome!  Meetings take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

Andy Barber defending jacobhas been an assistant district attorney for two decades.  His quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: the accused is Andy’s own son—shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob.  Andy believes in Jacob’s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors’ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s family.

It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? 

Limited copies available at the Reference Desk.  For more information about bookclubs and bookclub kits at FTPL please visit: bookclubs.

 

 

The Second Saturday Book Club is back and meeting at a new time!  Join us on Saturday, September 13th for a discussion of Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt.  New members always welcome!

1987. ThereRifkaBrunt_Tell-the-Wolves’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that’s her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life—someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.

Meetings take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room.  Limited copies available at the Reference Desk.

 

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 agaorchardistinst 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.

     

Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!   Although Shakespeare’s exact birth date is not known, scholars do know he was baptized on April 26, 1616 and have traditionally accepted his birthday as April 23, 1616.  Famous for his plays, sonnets and poems, Shakespeare is also responsible for many common phrases we still use today.  “Eaten me out of house and home”, “in a pickle” and “love is blind” are just a few.

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Celebrate the Bard’s 450th birthday by checking out one of his famous works.  We’ve got books and DVDs on display now in the main library.