The next Book Club will be held on Feb. 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm.
The book selection is "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" by Betty Smith.
There are books available for you to read when you are ready so stop by and pick one up!
Remember, Book Club is open to anyone - so don't be afraid to join us!
WHAT ARE WE READING? CHECK IT OUT!!!
"Sycamore Row" by John Grisham. This book reminded us of vintage Grisham. He has the ability to grab you at the beginning and doesn't let go. It seems like you just can't put it down. So we say that it "is a page turner." Watch for how the book got it's title.
"The Sound and the Furry" by Spencer Quinn. If you like Chet and Bernie, you won't be disappointed in this new one. This is a continuation of the clever, dog narrated private eye series and a delightful read. We have to admit that we are suckers for Chet and enjoy seeing the world through his eyes. This is a light, fun, and enjoyable read.
A book just in, "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride is the 2013 National Book Award winner for fiction. This is a well written book with strong characters that are both humorous and profound at the same time. A tense, riveting, but tenderly written poem of a novel. James McBride tells the story of Henry, a boy slave whose life collides one day with the abolitionist John Brown. An imaginative story unfolds, narrated by Henry as an old man. Rich with color and detail.
"The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fanny Flagg. As usual with Fanny Flagg, this is a sweet story with some deep intelligent insights woven in. It is a light read that is just delightful. If you enjoy southern fiction, and enjoy reading about WWII, you will love this book. It goes from present-day Alabama to pre-WWII Wisconsin and WWII Wisconsin.
WHAT IS READING GOOD FOR?
Reading can show you a different world. It can take you somewhere you've never been. And once you've visited other worlds, you can never be entirely content again with the world you grew up in. Author Neil Gaiman says that discontent is a good thing: discontented people can modify and improve their worlds, leave them better, leave them different. Reading awakens the drive to know what happens next, to keep reading, even when it is hard and you can hardly keep your eyes open, because you have to know how it is all going to end. Reading forces you to learn new words and to think new thoughts. Another thing reading does is build empathy. When you watch TV or view a film, you are looking at things that happen to other people. Reading allows you to use your imagination, create a world, populate it and look through other eyes. You feel things, visit places and worlds you would never otherwise know. You begin to understand a world bigger than yourself. Reading is a good thing, no it is a great thing. Read to your children, and read for yourself. The goal of this library is to give the children who enter a world in which they will read, and be read to so they might imagine and understand. Yes, reading is good for much more than you might ever think.
"HERE IS WHERE PEOPLE, ONE FREQUENTLY FINDS,
LOWER THEIR VOICES AND RAISE THEIR MINDS."