PageTurners Book Club
Our PageTurners Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in the library for a lively group discussion of a different book each month! Come every month, or just when the book interests you! Contact the library to reserve a copy of each month’s book.
Holiday Short Stories (copies available at the circulation desk)
Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 7:00pm
A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
The Carol Sing by John Updike
Christmas Fugue by Muriel Spark
Oil and Water by Dani Shapiro
Along with the discussion, we will also be having our annual party and book exchange: wrap up one of your favorite books to exchange with another member of the group (book does not need to be new). If you feel like it, bring a snack to share.
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 7:00pm
New York Times and worldwide bestselling author Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.
During the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, and what at first seems an inconvenience takes a more serious turn when Evelyn comes to his house, seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant, Lucia Maraz, a fellow academic from Chile, for her advice.
As these three lives intertwine, each will discover truths about how they have been shaped by the tragedies they witnessed, and Richard and Lucia will find unexpected, long overdue love. Allende returns here to themes that have propelled some of her finest work: political injustice, the art of survival, and the essential nature of—and our need for—love.
Teen Lit: YA Book Club of Tivoli
Are you a teen who likes to read? Are you excited to talk to people about what you have read and learned? Then check out our young adult book club. Snacks will be on hand. Led by Program Coordinator, Laura. Free. Ages: 12-18. Happens on the third Tuesday of each month. Contact library to order title. Happens in the East Room.
1984 by George Orwell
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 4:00pm-5:00pm
Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.