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Upcoming Events for Readers

Afternoon Book Club: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker

With Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers' Services

Evening Book Club: Redeployment
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
7:30 PM -

2014 National Book Award for Fiction winner: Redeployment by  Phil Klay

with Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian

Book to Film: Wild
Friday, May 15, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Showing of the film Wild, based on the memoir written by Cheryl Strayed. Read the book and then see how it's interpreted and adapted for the screen. A short discussion will follow the film.

Book to film discussion with Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers' Services Librarian. Books will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before the program.


Driven to the edge by the loss of her beloved mother (Laura Dern), the dissolution of her marriage and a headlong dive into self-destructive behavior, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) makes a decision to halt her downward spiral and put her life back together again. With no outdoors experience, a heavy backpack and little else to go on but her own will, Cheryl sets out alone to hike the Pacific Crest Trail -- one of the country's longest and toughest through-trails.


2014, Rated: R, 115 min.

20 & 30-Something Book Club: Annihilation
Monday, May 18, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

with Stacey Levine, 20-Something Librarian

Afternoon Book Club: The Invention of Wings
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

with Lisa Jones, Readers' Services Librarian


Sunday, Apr 26, 2015
Today's Hours: 12 PM - 5 PM

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