PageTurners Book Club
Our PageTurners Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00pm 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.
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 6:00pm
In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction.
It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence.
In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows.
Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forging a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land.
BeTWEEN the Pages: Youth Book Club of Tivoli
Are you a pre-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: 9-14. Happens on the third Tuesday of each month in the East Room. Contact library to order title.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 4:00pm-5:00pm in the East Room
After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.