Halle Library Reading Club
Do you like to read and share thoughts on books? Would you like to read more but need an incentive? Join the Halle Library Reading Club! This club is for all faculty, staff, students and friends. Although it is called a club, individuals may attend any meeting that interests them...there are no sign-ups or obligations.
All interested are welcome to attend. Books will be available for check out at library’s circulation desk a few weeks prior to each meeting.
Halle Library Reading Club: Selections for Spring and Summer 2013
By Laura Moriarty
Monday evening, May 20th, 5:15-6:15 in the Library Book Room
“Film star Louise Brooks was a legend in her time, but the real lead of The Chaperone is Cora Carlise, Brooks' 36-year-old chaperone for her first visit to New York City in 1922. As Cora struggles to tame Louise's free spirit, she finds herself moving past the safety of her own personal boundaries. In this fictional account of Cora and Louise's off-and-on relationship, Laura Moriarty writes with grace and compassion about life's infinite possibilities for change and, ultimately, happiness.”
By Stephen King
Tuesday, July 9th, from noon to one (place to be determined)
Summer Potluck Picnic
Every summer, the book club attempts to have a discussion outdoors with some good food, conversation and company. All are welcome to attend. As the date nears, please contact Audrey regarding what you will bring for the potluck. We are discussing Stephen King’s novel that revolves around the Kennedy assassination. November 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of this horrific, historic event. The book is long and we felt more folks would be able to read it during the summer.
The Dry Grass of August
By Anna Jean Mayhew
Wednesday evening, August 6th, 5:15-6:15 in main library
“On a scorching day in August 1954, thirteen-year-old Jubie Watts leaves Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family for a Florida vacation. Crammed into the Packard along with Jubie are her three siblings, her mother, and the family's black maid, Mary Luther. For as long as Jubie can remember, Mary has been there - cooking, cleaning, compensating for her father's rages and her mother's benign neglect, and loving Jubie unconditionally. Bright and curious, Jubie takes note of the anti-integration signs they pass, and of the racial tension that builds as they journey further south. But she could never have predicted the shocking turn their trip will take. Now, in the wake of tragedy, Jubie must confront her parents' failings and limitations, decide where her own convictions lie, and make the tumultuous leap to independence...Infused with the intensity of a changing time, here is a story of hope, heartbreak, and the love and courage that can transform us - from child to adult, from wounded to indomitable.”
*Quotes taken from www.amazon.com reviews.
Any questions? Please email Audrey Koke: firstname.lastname@example.org