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Join the Peebles Library Bibliophiles Book Club on the third Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. to discuss our title of the month at the Peebles Library. On August 21, we’ll discuss The Greatest Short Stories of Leo Tolstoy. Pick up a copy at the library desk in advance and read along with us.
The Russian novelist and moral philosopher Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) ranks as one of the worlds great writers, and his War and Peace has been called the greatest novel ever written. The purpose of all true creative art, he believed, is to teach. But the message in all his stories is presented with such humour that the reader hardly realises that it is strongly didactic. The seven parts into which this book is divided include the best known Tolstoy stories. God Sees the Truth, but Waits and A Prisoner in the Caucasus which Tolstoy himself considered as his best; How Much Land Does a Man Need? depicting the greed of a peasant for land; the most brilliantly told parable, Ivan the Fool these are all contained in this volume.
Join the North Adams Library Library Adult Book Club on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. to discuss our title of the month at the North Adams Library. On August 31, we’ll discuss The Dollmaker by Henriette Arnow. Pick up a copy at the library desk in advance and read along with us.
The Dollmaker was originally published in 1954 to immediate success and critical acclaim. In unadorned and powerful prose, Harriette Arnow tells the unforgettable and heartbreaking story of the Nevels family and their quest to preserve their deep-rooted values amidst the turmoil of war and industrialization. When Gertie Nevels, a strong and self-reliant matriarch, follows her husband to Detroit from their countryside home in Kentucky, she learns she will have to fight desperately to keep her family together. A sprawling book full of vividly drawn characters and masterful scenes, The Dollmaker is a passionate tribute to a woman’s love for her children and the land.
Join us each month for online discussion, share reviews and recommendations, live chat with authors, and share the joy of reading. Join moderator Amy Werring on our Facebook event page for discussion, and share your thoughts with other readers. Copies are available at the library desk, or download an eBook or audio book online. View the upcoming Reading List. Online Book Club is moderated by Amy at the West Union Library.
North Adams Library Book Club
Join the North Adams Library’s adult book club. We meet on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the North Adams Library. Pick up a copy of each month’s book in advance at the library desk. Ask about large print or audio book copies. Browse the 2017 reading list below. Each month, we’ll discuss the book of the month, share thoughts, and moderator Julia will share quizzes, prizes, and snacks. For more information, call Julia at 937-386-2556.
Bibliophiles Peebles Library Book Club
Join the Peebles Library Book Club, “The Bibliophiles,” on the third Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the Peebles Library. Each fall, we’ll vote on a reading list for the coming year. Everyone is welcome to join us! For more information, or to reserve a copy of next month’s title, call Nick Slone at 937-587-2085. Browse reviews and summaries, and find these titles in our Catalog. Pick up a copy of next month’s title at the Peebles Library.