Come to our 57th annual Library Festival! Activities include our book sale with thousands of books, doll house raffle, cookie walk, luncheon on the porch from 11:00 to 1:00, and children's activities. If you are a Friend of the Library, you may have a preview of the book tent at 8:00 AM. If you're not yet a Friend of the Library, you can join that morning. The Friends of the Library will be selling library-related items as well as signatures for the library anniversary quilt.
We will be discussing the book The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Copies of the book are available for loan at the library.
Harold Fry--retired sales rep, beleaguered husband, passive observer of his own life--decides one morning to walk 600 miles across England to save an old friend. It might not work, mind you, but that's hardly the point. In playwright Rachel Joyce's pitch-perfect first novel, Harold wins us over with his classic antiheroism. Setting off on the long journey, he wears the wrong jacket, doesn't have a toothbrush, and leaves his phone at home--in short, he is wholly, endearingly unprepared. But as he travels, Harold finally has time to reflect on his failings as a husband, father, and friend, and this helps him become someone we (and, more important, his wife Maureen) can respect. After walking for a while in Harold Fry's very human shoes, you might find that your own fit a bit better
This month you will be picking your own book! The topic should be Thailand and it can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry...any type of book you like. (If you can't find a book involving Thailand, a neighboring country will do.) Please be prepared to give a five minute talk on your book.