In conjunction with our Chinese New Year display and celebration, the afternoon book group will be reading The Good Earth, the classic novel of pre-revolutionary China by the Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck. This moving, classic story of the farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan is must reading for those who would fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century (from the book cover).
Come to the library to check out a copy of the book and while you're here, browse our display of books and movies about China. You'll also see our glass-front display case filled with items that will dazzle the eye and educate the mind - all about Chinese New Year!
In addition to our book group meeting, the library will have a Chinese New Year Celebration on Sunday February 14 from 2-4pm with crafts, music, and Chinese food in the Community Room. All are welcome at this free program!
The afternoon group is reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows this month. This much talked about book has been a top pick for many reading groups in the last year, not surprisingly since the plot involves the formation of a very special book club. Written as a lively epistolary exchange, the book is "...a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name" (from the book cover).
Cozy up to the Library's fireplace on Wednesday January 20th at 1pm!
Also available in large print, audio CD and through OverDrive downloadable audiobooks.