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The Reading Circle @ Kennedy

May 28, 2009

Monday, June 15 at 12PM
Meeting Room @ Kennedy

The Kennedy Library Reading Circle is gearing up for summer.
Join us as we discuss lively and thought-provoking novels.

The first featured book is The Shipping News by Annie Proulx, Several copies are available for check out at the Kennedy Library Circulation Desk.  

The Shipping News is winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.  A family crisis propels Quoyle, a 36-year old, third-rate newspaper man, out of a mundane existence and into a strange, new life on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast amidst a quirky collection of local characters, mysterious knots, and the power of the family homestead. 

“Annie Proulx’s stunning, big-hearted The Shipping News thaws the frozen lives of its characters and warms readers.” —San Francisco Chronicle

If you have any questions about the Reading Circle @ MPL, please call Donna Browne at 741-5155.


The Reading Circle

February 26, 2009

Book Discussion Series

Join us around the beautiful Sonata sculpture at Kennedy Library as we read and explore selected books. The March 2 group will meet at 2 p.m. to discuss The Shipping News by Annie Poulx. Check out a copy of this book at the Kennedy Circulation Desk. The group will meet every other Monday. Join in the group whether you have read the selection or want to know more about it before you read it. The title of this planned quarterly series of discussions is defined as,” The Ties That Bind” and will focus on books that create a sense of family, place and community. Other titles to read will include: Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde; A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines; Ordinary People by Judith Guest; and Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg.  Special copies of each book will be available at the Kennedy Library Circulation Desk.


Discussion Dates

Every Other Monday at 2 p.m.

At the Kennedy Library Sonata Room


March 2—The Shipping News

March 16—Pay It Forward

March 30—A Lesson Before Dying

April 13—Ordinary People

April 27—Fried Green Tomatoes


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