December title

For December our book is The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Scottish author Muriel Spark. This short book was originally published in The New Yorker magazine and was published as a book in 1961. Join us on Wednesday December 16 at 1pm.  We may set a time to view the 1969 movie with Academy Award winner Maggie Smith if there is enough interest!

At the staid Marcia Blaine School for Girls, in Edinburgh, Scotland, teacher extraordinaire Miss Jean Brodie is unmistakably, and outspokenly, in her prime. She is passionate in the application of her unorthodox teaching methods, in her attraction to the married art master, Teddy Lloyd, in her affair with the bachelor music master, Gordon Lowther, and—most important—in her dedication to "her girls," the students she selects to be her crème de la crème. Fanatically devoted, each member of the Brodie set—Eunice, Jenny, Mary, Monica, Rose, and Sandy—is "famous for something," and Miss Brodie strives to bring out the best in each one. Determined to instill in them independence, passion, and ambition, Miss Brodie advises her girls, "Safety does not come first. Goodness, Truth, and Beauty come first. Follow me."
And they do. But one of them will betray her.

Hopkinton READS! The Martian for November

Two discussions will take place on Wednesday November 18th at 1pm OR 7pm. Join us for a facilitated discussion
with Dr. Michael Miller, astronomer and former flight surgeon with NH Air National Guard with experience in aerospace physiology and Richard Brandt, Hopkinton High School English Teacher.