Category: Book Discussions

November Classics Book Club-A Lesson Before Dying

Join us November 26th at 10:30 a.m. when we discuss A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

From the author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman comes a deep and compassionate novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to teach visits a black youth on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. 

Ask at the desk or email to reserve a copy of this classic novel. Classics Book Club will not be meeting in December, but be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming discussions:
1/28/20–Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
2/25/20–Fences by August Wilson

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Book Club for Kids – Monday, November 25 @ 5:30

Kids ages 9 to 12 are invited to join us on Monday, November 25th @ 5:30 p.m. This month we are reading, Fourth Grade Rats by Jerry Spinelli

A fast, fun, friendship read from the Newbery-award winning author of Maniac Magee.

Fourth graders are tough. They aren’t afraid of spiders. They say no to their moms. They push first graders off the swings. And they never, ever cry. Suds knows that now that he’s in fourth grade, he’s supposed to be a rat. But whenever he tries to act like one, something goes wrong. Can Suds’s friend Joey teach him to toughen up…or will Suds remain a fourth grade wimp?

Rapid-fire dialogue and a hilarious string of episodes unfold a story with a valuable message about peer pressure and the importance of being oneself.  – From Booklist



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