Our Library Hosts Two Monthly Book Clubs
Copies kept behind the front desk and call 610-566-1918 ext. 104 to be added to member list.
Evening Book Club meets from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm on the first Monday every month (unless a Holiday).
October 7 @ 7 PM: Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World by Laura Spinney
In this gripping narrative history, Laura Spinney traces the overlooked pandemic to reveal how the virus travelled across the globe, exposing mankind’s vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. As socially significant as both world wars, the Spanish flu dramatically disrupted–and often permanently altered–global politics, race relations and family structures, while spurring innovation in medicine, religion and the arts. Drawing on the latest research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology and economics, Pale Rider masterfully recounts the little-known catastrophe that forever changed humanity.
The Afternoon Book Club meets from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday every month.
Click Here for 2019 Afternoon Book Club List.
October 17 @ 2 PM: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
We Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory — called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo. Within this transitional state, where ghosts mingle, gripe, and commiserate, a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul.
Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices — living and dead, historical and invented — to ask a timeless question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end?