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.
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell
Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm
In 1799, the artificial island of Dejima lies in Nagasaki Harbor as Japan’s outpost for the Dutch East Indies Company. There, Jacob de Zoet has come to make a fortune large enough to return to Holland and marry the woman he loves.
In 1799, the artificial island of Dejima lies in Nagasaki Harbor as the Empire of Japan’s de facto gate blocking Western influence. Here, at the farthest outpost of the Dutch East Indies Company, Jacob de Zoet comes to make his fortune before reuniting with his fiancée in Holland. But fate takes a dangerous turn when Jacob who, like all outsiders, is not allowed to set foot on the mainland-falls hopelessly in love with a young Japanese woman. Filled with lush imagery and populated by authentic characters.
The Taster by V.S Alexander
Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm
Magda Ritter is pressed into service for her country and, now, every meal could be her last. She is one of a handful of young women given the dubious honor of tasting Adolf Hitler’s food, protecting the paranoid dictator from death by poisoning. Pampered compared to most in wartime Germany, the girls live on a knife’s edge of fear and suspicion.
Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined–one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler’s dictatorship. In early 1943, Magda Ritter’s parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Young German women are expected to do their duty–working for the Reich or marrying to produce strong, healthy children. After an interview with the civil service, Magda is assigned to the Berghof, Hitler’s mountain retreat. Only after weeks of training does she learn her assignment: she will be one of several young women tasting the F?rer’s food, offering herself in sacrifice to keep him from being poisoned. Perched high in the Bavarian Alps, the Berghof seems worlds away from the realities of battle. Though terrified at first, Magda gradually becomes used to her dangerous occupation–though she knows better than to voice her misgivings about the war. But her love for a conspirator within the SS and her growing awareness of the Reich’s atrocities draw Magda into a plot that will test her wits and loyalty in a quest for safety, freedom, and, ultimately, vengeance.
Elevation by Stephen King
Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 6:00pm-7:00pm
In the small town of Castle Rock, Maine, unlikely alliances, a foot race, and the mystery of Scott Carey’s weight loss bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves.
Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis. In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade – but escalating – battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face – including his own – he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.
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. Free. Ages: 9-14. Happens on the third Tuesday of each month in the East Room. Contact library to order title.
** Will be taking a summer breather as the 2019 Battle of the Books meetings will commence.