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ADULT BOOK DISCUSSIONS

 

lesmisCurl Up with the Classics Series: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Thursday, September 9
8 pm - 9 pm via Zoom

Join us online as we discuss Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables a few chapters at a time at this 10-week special Curl up with the Classics series. You must have read or listened to the chapters to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Sorry, registration is closed for this discussion.
September 9—Fantine: I-IV
September 16—Fantine: V-VIII
September 23—Cosette: I-IV
September 30—Cosette: V-VIII
October 7—Marius: I-IV
October 14—Marius: V-VIII
October 21—St. Denis: I-VII
October 28—St. Denis: VIII-XV
November 4—Jean Valjean: I-V
November 11—Jean Valjean: VI-IX

 

bookFredricksen Reads: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

7 pm – 8 pm via Zoom

Join us for this month's discussion of The Vanishing Half. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration begins August 1.
 

bookMoving Forward Book Group: Where the Light Enters by Jill Biden

1 pm - 2 pm via Zooom

Join us for Moving Forward, a book discussion series geared towards those who have suffered a loss or tragedy and could use an infusion of hope. In cooperation with Hospice of Central PA, we will be reading books focusing on the redemptive power of the human spirit. This month's book is an intimate look at the love that built the Biden family and the delicate balancing act of the woman at its center. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration begins August 1.

 

bookCurl Up with the Classics: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

10 am – 11 am via Zoom

Join us as we discuss this month’s Curl Up with the Classics choice Where the Red Fern Grows, an exciting tale of love and adventure you'll never forget. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration begins August 1.
 

 

bookFredricksen Reads: The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow

7 pm – 8 pm via Zoom

Join us for this month's discussion of The Other Bennet Sister. Mary, the bookish ugly duckling of Pride and Prejudice’s five Bennet sisters, emerges from the shadows and transforms into a desired woman with choices of her own. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration begins August 1.

 

TEEN BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Your Next Favorite Book: Anytime! 
Sometimes you might need a little help finding something to read, and we're here to help! Fill out this short form and our Teen Programmer will email you a personalized list of books to check out! Questions? Email cwalsh-davies@cumberlandcountylibraries.org 
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CHILDREN'S BOOK DISCUSSIONS

American Girl Book Club
Tuesday, October 26
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

Each month we will read about an American Girl character, then meet to discuss each girl. During our meetings we will get to know each other and our favorite American Girls. Bring your American Girl or friend (Our Generation, etc.) doll with you to participate in activities. Recommended Ages, 8 - 12. Registration required