Book discussion group to meet November 16

The book discussion group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, to discuss the book The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A 2019 Oprah’s Book Club selection, The Water Dancer is the story of America’s oldest struggle–the struggle to tell the truth — and is set in 19th century Virginia against the backdrop of the struggle to end slavery and the approach of the Civil War.

Books are available at the library to any cardholders who would like to participate in the group.

Book discussion group resumes in September

After a short hiatus, our Book Discussion Group will resume meeting in September.

The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, to discuss the book The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk for library card holders.

The Radium Girls — “As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these ‘shining girls’ were considered the luckiest alive–until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America’s biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights.”

During the month of October, the group will be discussing Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

Subsequent meetings of the group will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.

Annual used book sale set for April 22-25

We are returning to our schedule of spring book sales this month!

The library will be holding its annual Used Book Sale from April 22-25 in the McAmis Room (main level) of the library.

The sale opens at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. It continues during regular library hours on Friday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

On Sunday, April 25 — the final day of the sale — any items left at the sale will be sold for $1 per brown bag full from 1-3 p.m. We even provide the bag!

Even though we had a sale in the fall, we have had quite a few larger donations of books for the sale, in addition to items removed from the library’s collection. Items include adult fiction and non-fiction, young adult novels, children’s fiction and non-fiction, audiobooks, classic VHS tapes, and DVDs. Materials for the book sales consist of donations from the public, as well as books that are no longer needed in the library’s collection.

Proceeds from the book sale are returned to the library’s budget to purchase new materials for circulation in the library.

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