Explore and enjoy intriguing adventures in our Armchair Travel Book Discussion Club. This month's title will be "The Happy Isles of Oceania: Padding the Pacific" by Paul Theoux. Interested adults can pickup a copy of the book at the library. For more information, call the library at 528-1744.
"In one of his most exotic and breathtaking journeys, the intrepid traveler Paul Theroux ventures to the South Pacific, exploring fifty-one islands by collapsible kayak. Beginning in New Zealand's rain forests and ultimately coming to shore thousands of miles away in Hawaii, Theroux paddles alone over isolated atolls, through dirty harbors and shark-filled waters, and along treacherous coastlines. This exhilarating tropical epic is full of disarming observations and high adventure."
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Volunteer at the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library and support their Used Book Fairs. Business meetings are the 1st Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. New Members welcome! For more information, call the library at 248-0700.
Adults are invited to join us for this month's Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion. We will be discussing "The Astronaut Wives Club" by Lily Koppel. Titles are available in regular and large print for checkout at the the library. For more information, call the library at 248-0700.
Book summary: Describes what lives were like for a group of military wives, including Annie Glenn, Rene Carpenter, Betty Grissom, and Louise Shepherd, who were thrust into the spotlight when their husbands became Mercury Seven astronauts.
The Whitechapel district of London, England, in 1888 is a bleak and menacing place to live. Then, from August to November of that year, five women are brutally murdered. More than 100 theories of who Jack the Ripper was exist today, and dozens of fictional works attempt to explain the man and the myth.
Adults are invited to join J. T. Townsend, spellbinding author of "Queen City Gothic", to follow the trail of this infamous and fascinating case. Who was Jack the Ripper, really?
For more information or to register, call the library at 528-1744.
Join us for SAT & ACT Success! Ms. Jennifer Henson, a teacher with 18 years experience and test prep guru, will discuss how to prepare for the SAT and ACT tests. Attendees 13 and up with their parents will learn tips and tricks for scoring better, test taking strategies and the testing process. Learn more about when to start preparing, library tools and other local resources. For more information or to register, call the library at 248-0700.
This month's book discussion title will be "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. Copies of this months selection are available at the library. Adults looking for more information, can call the library at 528-1744.
Summary: "On the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy disappears. There are signs of struggle in the house and Nick quickly becomes the prime suspect. It doesn't help that Nick hasn't been completely honest with the police and, as Amy's case drags out for weeks, more and more vilifying evidence appears against him. Nick, however, maintains his innocence. Told from alternating points of view between Nick and Amy, Gillian Flynn creates an untrustworthy world that changes chapter-to-chapter. Calling Gone Girl a psychological thriller is an understatement. As revelation after revelation unfolds, it becomes clear that the truth does not exist in the middle of Nick and Amy's points of view; in fact, the truth is far more dark, more twisted, and more creepy than you can imagine. Gone Girl is masterfully plotted from start to finish and the suspense doesn't waver for one page. It's one of those books you will feel the need to discuss immediately after finishing because the ending doesn't just come; it punches you in the gut."
Like to discuss what you have read with others? Then join us for the Check it Out Book Discussion Club at the Goshen Branch Library. This month we will be discuss "Paris Wife" by Paula McLain. Adults can call the library for more information, call the library at 722-1221.
Summary: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness, until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group.
Attendees ages 12-adult bring your 4-ply yarn and a size "H" crochet hook to class. Learn beginning crochet stitches from long time crochet teacher, Pat Esswein. For more information or to register, call the library at 528-1744.
Author JT Townsend will be at the New Richmond Branch Library to discuss his research and photos from the Lindbergh house in Hopewell, NJ. Writer of the "Queen City Gothic" Townsend will provide details of one America's most notorious crimes as we dive into Who Killed the Lindbergh Baby? A question and answer session will follow the discussion. For more information or to register for the event, call the library at 553-0570. For more information or to register, call the library at 553-0570. For attendees ages 13-adult.
For this month's discussion title, please call the library. Copies are also available in large print and audio for checkout. Adults can call the branch at 724-1070 for more information.
Your library card provides access to a digital library of eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, music albums, videos and databases. Learn about all your options for using these resources via computer or mobile device. For more information or to register, call the library at 248-0700 or register online.
Do you love scrapbooking? Do you want to get into scrapbooking but don't know where to start? Why not start here! Brenda Rettig of Scraps Etc will present a two-page layout for attendees to create, as well as teach techniques and tips for beginning and dedicated scrapbookers. No need to bring anything; all scrapbook materials are provided. For more information or to register, call the library at 528-1744 or register online. Ages 12-Adults.
Bring your lunch for this lively book discussion of "Murder List" by Julie Garwood. This month’s title is available for checkout at the library. For more information, call the library at 248-0700. The Milford-Miami Township branch library is located at: 1099 State Route 131, Milford, 45150.
Book Summary: Agreeing to attend a seminar as a favor to a reporter friend, Regan Madison takes part in an exercise in which guests identify those who have hurt them, but the exercise takes a lethal turn when those on her list begin to turn up dead.
This month's title will be "The Martian Chronicles" by Ray Bradbury. Copies of this title are available for checkout at the library. Adults can call the library at 734-2619 for more information.
Book Summary: The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by the earthmen who have come to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed earth.
Interested adults are invited to join the discussion. This month's title will be "Finding Utopia" by Randy McNutt. Copies of the book are available at the library. For more information, call the library at 553-0570.