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Fiction at Noon
FICTION AT NOON is held the last Tuesday, every other month, at 12 noon in the Library Annex Meeting Room. Discussion Leaders are Librarians, Claudia Schoonover and Kathy Morehouse.
Please bring your own lunch (if you wish) and join us while we discuss outstanding works of Fiction. Reservations are preferred. Books are provided for some discussions. To reserve a copy, please call Kathy at 634-6064 ext. 237.
July 29, 2014
In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker—a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry's brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father's money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma's research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the exact opposite direction — into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose a utopian artist — but what unites this unlikely couple is a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all life.
September 30, 2014
The Dane family's roots tangle deep in the Ozark Mountain town of Henbane, but that doesn't keep sixteen-year-old Lucy Dane from being treated like an outsider. Folks still whisper about her mother, a bewitching young stranger who inspired local myths when she vanished years ago. When one of Lucy's few friends, slow-minded Cheri, is found murdered, Lucy feels haunted by the two lost girls-the mother she never knew and the friend she couldn't protect. Everything changes when Lucy stumbles across Cheri's necklace in an abandoned trailer and finds herself drawn into a search for answers. What Lucy discovers makes it impossible to ignore the suspicion cast on her own kin. More alarming, she suspects Cheri's death could be linked to her mother's disappearance, and the connection between the two puts Lucy at risk of losing everything. In a place where the bonds of blood weigh heavy, Lucy must decide where her allegiances lie
Non-fiction at Night
Submitted by Madeline on Mon, 11/16/2009 - 10:37
We meet on Wednesdays every other month at 7pm in the Library Art Gallery. This groups alternates months by discussing a documentary or a book. Call Reference and Adult Program Librarian, Madeline Matson, for more details at 634-2464 ext. 250
This book club is currently not up and running at this time.