Book Discussions tonight

There is still time to attend on of the two book discussions that will be held this evening at the Delaware County District Library. Even if you have not read the books, you will still enjoy the company and the lively discussions, facilitated by Library staff.

At the Delaware (Main) Library beginning at 7:30 p.m., the group will tackle Heart of Darkness  by Joseph Conrad.  While the novel lends itself to critical and timely analysis, the movie that uses this book as its inspiration, “Apocalypse Now” was screened at the Orange Branch earlier in the month.  If you ever read this book and/or seen the movie, I think you will find this discussion to be intriguing.  If you haven’t read the book or seen the movie, I think you will find the discussion a great springboard for you to get involved in future discussions.

At the Orange Branch at 7:00 p.m., the book up for discussion is While I Was Gone by Sue Miller, the story of Jo Becker, who, having moved on with her life after a friend was brutally murdered is now married with a grown family, but when an old housemate moves into the neighborhood, Jo rekindles a relationship that takes her back to the past and threatens her future.  The discussion of this book should be quite fascinating.

The Library hosts book discussions in all of its locations every month.  Plan now to attend June’s offerings.

On June 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Powell BranchSlaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut will be the featured title, a semi-autobiographical novel describing the author’s imprisonment in a slaughterhouse after being captured by the Germans during WWII’s Battle of the Bulge.  On the same date and time at the Ostrander Branch, there will be a facilitated discussion of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.   Its description is as follows:  Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called “Out-With” in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.

At the Main Library on June 27 at 7:30 p.m., the group will discuss The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.  The novel focuses on the handsome appearance of dissolute, young Dorian Gray whose remains unchanged while the features in his portrait become distorted as his degeneration progresses.

On the same date at 7:00 p.m. at the Orange Branch, Deborah Maggach’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will be up for discussion.  This book inspired a movie by the same name currently in theaters.  A summary reads as follows:  When Dr. Ravi Kapoor’s cousin sets up a retirement home in India, Ravi’s father-in-law is one of its first guests, but what the renovation lacks in promised amenities and luxury, it makes up for in adventure, stunning beauty, and unexpected love.

And don’t miss the Cook Book Club at the Main Library on Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m.  Pick up a copy of the featured cookbook, Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook by Martha Stewart,  find a recipe that appeals to you, prepare it and then share it with other attendees at the program.  What fun!

For a complete listing of upcoming programs for adults, check the Library’s web site  or pick up a copy of “Check It Out,” the Library’s summer quarterly newsletter and calendar at any Library location.

Adult Summer Reading Club is back!  It kicks off June 9th.  Read this summer for fun and for prizes!

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