READERS ROUNDTABLE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 

FICTION

Thursday, January 30, 2020

2:00 p.m.

Reference Room

Come and enjoy a lively book discussion on This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger with a fun group! All are welcome and no registration is necessary. Copies will be available at the Circulation Desk on Level B.

About the book:

In the summer of 1932, on the banks of Minnesota's Gilead River, the Lincoln Indian Training School is a pitiless place where Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to Odie O'Banion, a lively orphan boy whose exploits constantly earn him the superintendent's wrath. Odie and his brother, Albert, are the only white faces among the hundreds of Native American children at the school. After committing a terrible crime, Odie and Albert are forced to flee for their lives along with their best friend, Mose, a mute young man of Sioux heritage. Out of pity, they also take with them a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy. Together, they steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi in search of a place to call home. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphan vagabonds journey into the unknown, crossing paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds.

LIBRARIAN'S CHOICE BOOK CLUB

NON-FICTION

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

7:00 p.m.

Adult Services Office

Copies will be available at the Circulation Desk on Level B.  New members are always welcome - no registration is required.

At our upcoming meeting we will be discussing  The Island of the Colorblind by Oliver Sacks.

About the book:

Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands--their remoteness, their mystery, above all the unique forms of life they harbor. For him, islands conjure up equally the romance of Melville and Stevenson, the adventure of Magellan and Cook, and the scientific wonder of Darwin and Wallace.

Drawn to the tiny Pacific atoll of Pingelap by intriguing reports of an isolated community of islanders born totally color-blind, Sacks finds himself setting up a clinic in a one-room island dispensary, where he listens to these achromatopic islanders describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminance and shadow. And on Guam, where he goes to investigate the puzzling neurodegenerative paralysis endemic there for a century, he becomes, for a brief time, an island neurologist, making house calls with his colleague John Steele, amid crowing cockerels, cycad jungles, and the remains of a colonial culture.

The islands reawaken Sacks's lifelong passion for botany--in particular, for the primitive cycad trees, whose existence dates back to the Paleozoic--and the cycads are the starting point for an intensely personal reflection on the meaning of islands, the dissemination of species, the genesis of disease, and the nature of deep geologic time. Out of an unexpected journey, Sacks has woven an unforgettable narrative which immerses us in the romance of island life, and shares his own compelling vision of the complexities of being human.

NOT-SO-YOUNG-ADULT BOOK CLUB

YA FOR ADULTS

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

7:30p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Adult Services Office

YA books are not just for the young! Come and join a lively discussion on our current book selection, What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. 

Books are available for check out at the main desk, or can be directly requested on the BCCLS catalog.

About the book:

Told in two voices, when Arthur, a summer intern from Georgia, and Ben, a native New Yorker, meet it seems like fate, but after three attempts at dating fail they wonder if the universe is pushing them together or apart.

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