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Books to Movies Reading Contest!
Jan
5
to Mar 31

Books to Movies Reading Contest!

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Read any fiction or nonfiction book, audiobook or ebook that was made into a movie or is a TV/Movie Tie-in between January 1st – March 31st .


Fill out an Entry Book Review Form and drop it into the black metal box at the Library’s Reference Desk for a chance to win a fantastic prize!


Contest is open to anyone 18 and over and you may enter more than once.

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Mindfulness Meditation
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Mindfulness Meditation

Want try mindfulness meditation but not sure where to begin? We'll show you how to start, feel better, reduce your stress, and enjoy life a little more. Join us for free sessions taught by Dr. Siobahn Gibbons on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

February 21, 2019

March 21, 2019

April 18, 2019

May 16, 2019

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Tuesday Morning Book Club
Feb
19
10:30 AM10:30

Tuesday Morning Book Club

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Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden--one that will test her convictions and her heart.

1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London’s civilian population, one million children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside. But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmy’s burning ambition to return to the city and apprentice with a fashion designer pits her against Julia’s profound need for her sister’s presence. Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed…

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Thursday Afternoon Book Club
Feb
14
1:00 PM13:00

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

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Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local "powhitetrash." At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors ("I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare") will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.

Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.

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Wednesday Evening Book Club
Feb
6
7:30 PM19:30

Wednesday Evening Book Club

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At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for Parliament. He believed that to achieve his goal he must do something spectacular on the battlefield. Despite deliberately putting himself in extreme danger as a British Army officer in colonial wars in India and Sudan, and as a journalist covering a Cuban uprising against the Spanish, glory and fame had eluded him.

Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival, the soldiers he was accompanying on an armored train were ambushed, and Churchill was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape--but then had to traverse hundreds of miles of enemy territory, alone, with nothing but a crumpled wad of cash, four slabs of chocolate, and his wits to guide him.

The story of his escape is incredible enough, but then Churchill enlisted, returned to South Africa, fought in several battles, and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned.

Churchill would later remark that this period, "could I have seen my future, was to lay the foundations of my later life." Millard spins an epic story of bravery, savagery, and chance encounters with a cast of historical characters--including Rudyard Kipling, Lord Kitchener, and Mohandas Gandhi--with whom he would later share the world stage. But Hero of the Empire is more than an adventure story, for the lessons Churchill took from the Boer War would profoundly affect 20th century history.

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Mindfulness Meditation
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

Mindfulness Meditation

Want try mindfulness meditation but not sure where to begin? We'll show you how to start, feel better, reduce your stress, and enjoy life a little more. Join us for free sessions taught by Dr. Siobahn Gibbons on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

January 17, 2019

February 21, 2019

March 21, 2019

April 18, 2019

May 16, 2019

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