Book Discussions

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oneFredricksen Reads: One Book, One Community choice
Monday, February 22
7 pm - 8 pm via Zoom

Become a part of Fredricksen Reads, our series of book discussions. Join us to discuss the 2021 One Book, One Community choice. This year's book choice is The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration NOW OPEN and is required for the Zoom link. REGISTER NOW

 

letterCurl up with the Classics
Tuesday, March 2
10 am - 11 am via Zoom

Join us online as we discuss this month’s Curl Up with the Classics book choice The Screwtape Letters, a compilation of fictional letters that are really a satire of human life. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration is OPEN and is required for Zoom link.

 

 

noahMoving Forward Book Group
Wednesday, March 3
1 pm – 2 pm via Zoom
 
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. March's choice is Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, an autobiography full of wit and poignancy. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration is OPEN and is required for Zoom link.

 

waterFredricksen Reads: The Water Keeper by Charles Martin
Saturday, March 13
9 am - 10 am via Zoom

Join us on this Saturday morning to discuss a story of love, loss, and redemption—Charles Martin’s The Water Keeper. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration begins February 1 and is required for Zoom link.

 

 

homeFredricksen Reads: The Home Place by J. Drew Lanham
Monday, March 22
7 pm - 8 pm via Zoom

Join us for this month's discussion of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature. Read this year’s Longwood gardens Community Reads book choice to “follow the author's journey as a successful, wildlife ecologist who along the way uncovers lessons about legacy and his own need to inject deeper sense of human caring into his life and work.” You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration begins February 1 and is required for Zoom link.

birdhouseBirdhouse Decorating Contest
Submit yours March 26 and 27!

In coordination with the Longwood Gardens Community Reads Book, you are invited to decorate a birdhouse and enter it into our Birdhouse Decorating Contest! The birdhouses may be submitted on March 26 & 27 and will be displayed at the library during the month of April. The prize categories are Best for the Birds, Most Creative Upcycle, and Favorite Book Character. Open for all ages! Get more details and the contest rules and entry form at the Reference Desk starting March 1. 
VOTE! Come to the library during the month of April to see the birdhouses and vote for your favorites in each category!

threeCurl Up with the Classics: The Three Musketeers
Thursday, March 25
8 pm - 9 pm via Zoom

Join us online as we discuss Alexander Dumas' The Three Musketeers in a special 6-week series. You must have read or listened to the applicable sections of the book to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration begins February 1 and is required for Zoom link.
March 25 - chapters 1-10
April 1 - chapters 11-20
April 8 - chapters 21-30
April 15 - chapters 31-43
April 22 - chapters 44-56
April 29 - chapters 57-epilogue

 

houndsCurl Up with the Classics: The Hound of the Baskervilles
Tuesday, April 6
10 am - 11 am via Zoom

Join us online as we discuss this month’s Curl Up with the Classics book choice The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. How will Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve this mystery surrounding the Baskerville family? You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration begins February 1 and is required for Zoom link.

 

 

springMoving Forward Book Group: In the Springtime of the Year
Wednesday, April 7
1 pm – 2 pm via Zoom

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. April's choice is Susan Hill's novel about a young widow's “quiet determination to emerge from this tragedy with her integrity and independence intact.” You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration begins February 1 and is required for Zoom link.

 

midnightFredricksen Reads: Midnight in Chernobyl
Monday, April 26
7 pm - 8 pm via Zoom

Join us for this month's discussion of Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham on the anniversary of when it happened. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration begins February 1 and is required for Zoom link.

 

 

 

dr suessCurl Up with the Classics: Stories by Dr. Seuss
Tuesday, May 4
10 am - 11 am via Zoom

Join us online as we discuss this month’s Curl Up with the Classics Stories by Dr. Seuss: Horton Hears a Who!; The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins; The Lorax; Thidwick, The Big-Hearted Moose; and Yertle the Turtle. You must have read or listened to the stories to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration begins February 1 and is required for Zoom link.

 

cureMoving Forward Book Group: The Cure for Sorrow: A Book of Blessings for Times of Grief by Jan Richardson
Wednesday, May 5 
1 pm – 2 pm via Zoom

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. May's choice is Jan Richardson's book of poems and blessings. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration begins February 1 and is required for Zoom link.

 

 

anxiousFredricksen Reads: Anxious People
Monday, May 24
7 pm - 8 pm via Zoom

Join us for this month's discussion of Fredrik Backman's popular novel Anxious People about “human connection and the impact people have on each other.” You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration begins February 1 and is required for Zoom link.