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Adults are invited to read and discuss the Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport at the North Adams Library Adult Book Club, at 5:30 p.m., on Thurs., Jan. 31. Copies of the book are available at the North Adams Library. Don’t wait in line, listen to the audiobook, which is available on Hoopla. Or, you may use OverDrive to download the audiobook or ebook.
Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end in a basement at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them, leading to a mass of sentimental and idealized hagiography. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, and them along with it.
February’s book of the month is “Cold Comfort Farm”, by Stella Gibbons. Flora Poste finds a new home with some rough relatives and it changes their lives forever.
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Enjoy reading and discussing the historical fiction novel of WWII titled, Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard at 5:30 p.m., on Thurs., Feb. 28, at the North Adams Library Adult Book Club. Copies of the book are available at the North Adams Library. Don’t wait in line, listen to the audiobook today; it’s available on Hoopla! The audiobook and ebook are available on OverDrive, too.
In November 1944, eighteen-year-old June Walker boards an unmarked bus, destined for a city that doesn’t officially exist. Oak Ridge, Tennessee has sprung up in a matter of months—a town of trailers and segregated houses, 24-hour cafeterias, and constant security checks. There, June joins hundreds of other young girls operating massive machines whose purpose is never explained. They know they are helping to win the war, but must ask no questions and reveal nothing to outsiders.
March’s book of the month is “Great Expectations”, by Charles Dickens. One of Dickens’s most renowned and enjoyable novels, Great Expectations tells the story of Pip, an orphan boy who wishes to transcend his humble origins and finds himself unexpectedly given the opportunity to live a life of wealth and respectability. Over the course of the tale, in which Pip encounters such famous characters as Miss Havisham, Herbert Pocket and Joe Gargery, he comes to realise that his money is tainted and the girl he loves will not return his affections; happiness must be found in the things he gave up in pursuit of a more sophisticated life.
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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 2019 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 call Nick Slone at 937-587-2939. Browse reviews and summaries, and find these titles in our Catalog. Pick up a copy of next month’s title at the Peebles Library.