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Join the North Adams Library’s adult book club on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. 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. 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.
On April 27 at 5:40 p.m., we’ll discuss The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino.
“Are you ready to see your fixer upper?”
These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like–Who are these people?What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life? By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper, they have become America’s new best friends.
The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.
Join the Peebles Bibliophiles Book Club at the Peebles Library on Monday, May 15 at 4:00 p.m. to discuss The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc by Nancy Goldstone. Borrow a copy of this title at the library desk in hardback or audio book, or download a copy from the Ohio Digital Library.
Attention, Game of Thrones fans: The most enjoyably sensational aspects of medieval politics double-crosses, ambushes, bizarre personal obsessions, lunacy and naked self-interest are in abundant evidence in Nancy Goldstone’s The Maid and the Queen.
Politically astute, ambitious, and beautiful, Yolande of Aragon, queen of Sicily, was one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. Caught in the complex dynastic battle of the Hundred Years War, Yolande championed the dauphin’s cause against the forces of England and Burgundy, drawing on her savvy, her statecraft, and her intimate network of spies. But the enemy seemed invincible. Just as French hopes dimmed, an astonishingly courageous young woman named Joan of Arc arrived from the farthest recesses of the kingdom, claiming she carried a divine message-a message that would change the course of history and ultimately lead to the coronation of Charles VII and the triumph of France.
Joan of Arc, the brave peasant girl who heard the voices of angels and helped restore her king to the throne of France, astonished her contemporaries and continues to fascinate us today. Until now, though, her relationship with Yolande of Aragon, the ambitious and beautiful queen of Sicily mother-in-law to the dauphin has been little known. In a stunning work filled with intrigue, madness, and mysticism, Nancy Goldstone solves the thrilling mystery by showing that if you pry open the Queen’s secrets, you will find the Maid’s.
Join the North Adams Library Adult Book Club on Thursday, May 25 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson. Borrow a copy of this title at the library desk in hardback, paperback or audio book, or download an eBook from the Ohio Digital Library.
God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world’s longest continuous footpath – The Appalachian Trail.
The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas.
With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey.
An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.
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.