We’re back! Anybody interested in reading and discussing books is welcome to join us in the Community Room at the Library on the third Thursday of the month from 5-6pm. Discussion centers around the monthly selection and other books we have enjoyed.
We can’t wait to see you again (or for the first time)!
Upcoming books are as follows:
|November 18, 2021|
|The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
From Library Journal: “Richardson takes readers to 1930s Troublesome Creek, KY, where Cussy Mary Carter works as a Kentucky Pack Horse Librarian. Under Roosevelt’s WPA (Works Progress Administration), the Pack Horse Librarian initiative put unmarried women to work delivering books to remote locations in an effort to boost both literacy and female employment. Cussy Mary is not only a Pack Horse Librarian, she’s a Blue. She’s assumed to be the last of her kind-a group of blue-skinned folks regularly shunned, persecuted, and sometimes killed by white locals. Cussy Mary’s work to spread literacy through the hills meets with her family’s battles against poverty and racial animus, as a doctor sets out to “cure” her of her blue skin. Will turning Cussy Mary into a white woman solve her troubles? VERDICT Based on true stories from different times (the blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the WPA’s Pack Horse Librarians), this novel packs a lot of hot topics into one narrative. Perfect for book clubs”
|December 16, 2021|
|Book to be selected at the November 18 meeting.|