Friday January 19, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Preschoolers are invited to join Miss Lorie for some fun stories and a craft that you can make and take home.

Registration is not required.


 


Saturday January 20, 2018
misc_none
Magic the Gathering
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to play Magic the Gathering?

Do you want to learn strategy to be a better player?

Join us to play this engaging game and try to win a booster pack.  Learn new strategy and play a practice game then try to win a prize.

Monday January 22, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
Tot Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

Tuesday January 23, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Preschool Story Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Preschoolers are invited to join Miss Lorie for some fun stories and a craft that you can make and take home.

Registration is not required.


 


Wednesday January 24, 2018
ent_filmproj
Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A royal lion cub is driven into exile after his uncle murders his father.

Follow the adventures of Simba and his friends in this classic movie while we munch on popcorn and snacks.

Thursday January 25, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

From Publishers Weekly:  "The  world  of  the  woman immortalized in Andrew Wyeth’s haunting painting Christina’s World  is imagined in Kline’s (Orphan Train) intriguing novel. The  artist meets Christina Olson in 1939 when he summers near her home in Cushing, Maine, introduced by Betsy James, the  young woman who knew the  Olsons and would become Wyeth’s wife. The  story is told from Christina’s point of  view, from the  moment she reflects on the  painting; it then goes back and forth through her history, from her childhood through the  time that Wyeth painted at her family farm, using its environs and Christina and her brother as subjects. First encountering Christina as a  middle-aged woman, Wyeth saw something in her that others did not. Their shared bond of  physical infirmity (she had undiagnosed polio; he had a  damaged right foot and bad hip) enables her to open up about her family and her difficult life, primarily as a  shut-in, caring for her family, cooking, cleaning, sewing, and doing laundry—all without electricity and despite her debilitating disease. Hope of  escape, when her teacher offers her the  chance to take her place, was summarily quashed by her father. Her first and only romance with a  summer visitor from Boston has an ignoble end when he marries someone in his social class. Through it all, the  author’s insightful, evocative prose brings Christina’s singular perspective and indomitable spirit to life. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed 12/19/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 51, p)"piece of the world

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
 
misc_cellphone
Learnin' @ the Library: Facebook
6:00 PM

Facebook Brush up on your Facebook skills and get answers to your questions. Some of the topics covered will be: Posting statuses and pictures, posting gifs (what's a gif?!) and privacy for your account.  

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Friday January 26, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Preschoolers are invited to join Miss Lorie for some fun stories and a craft that you can make and take home.

Registration is not required.


 


Saturday January 27, 2018
misc_none
Magic the Gathering
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to play Magic the Gathering?

Do you want to learn strategy to be a better player?

Join us to play this engaging game and try to win a booster pack.  Learn new strategy and play a practice game then try to win a prize.

Monday January 29, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
Tot Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

Tuesday January 30, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Preschool Story Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Preschoolers are invited to join Miss Lorie for some fun stories and a craft that you can make and take home.

Registration is not required.


 


Wednesday January 31, 2018
ent_filmproj
Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A dad and daughter who bring book characters to life battle a fairy-tale villain. Brendan Fraser, Eliza Hope Bennett. Diected by Iain Softley.

Watch the book come to life while we munch on popcorn and snacks.

Thursday February 1, 2018
lib_book_red
Traveling Book Group
7:00 PM

The Traveling Book Group is meeting to discuss If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss. Copies of this book are available at the library. All are welcome to join the discussion.

From Library Journal: /* Starred Review */ DEBUT "The  1970s Appalachia of Weiss's brilliant first novel has a culture of moonshining, clan feuding, and enduring poverty that has kept an iron grip on generations of inhabitants. At 16, Sadie Blue Tupkin feels trapped in Baines Creek , NC. She is illiterate, married to abusive Roy, and expecting a baby. Roy is a mean drunk who tends his still and sees other women. Interwoven into this heartrending tale are the  stories of others in Sadie's community, like her granny Gladys, who raised her and knows all about no-good husbands. Meanwhile, Preacher Eli lives with his spiteful sister Prudence and longs to meet someone intelligent. He finds that person in new teacher Kate, who has a magical way with her charges, including Sadie, whom she inspires. When Roy's latest lady friend disappears, Birdie, the  local medicine woman, sees a necklace in the  pile of shiny objects her pet crow brings home. It belongs to the  missing woman, a present from Roy. In an ending that packs a wallop, Sadie finally takes control of her life. VERDICT Writing with a deep knowledge of the  enduring myths of Appalachia, Weiss vividly portrays real people and sorrows. A strong, formidable novel for readers of William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy.—Donna Bettencourt, Mesa Cty. P.L., Grand Junction, CO --Donna Bettencourt (Reviewed 05/01/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 08, p70)"

if the creek don't rise

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Friday February 2, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Preschoolers are invited to join Miss Lorie for some fun stories and a craft that you can make and take home.

Registration is not required.


 


Saturday February 3, 2018
misc_none
Magic the Gathering
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to play Magic the Gathering?

Do you want to learn strategy to be a better player?

Join us to play this engaging game and compete to win a booster pack.  Learn new strategy and play a practice game then try to win a prize.

Monday February 5, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
Tot Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

Tuesday February 6, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Preschool Story Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Preschoolers are invited to join Miss Lorie for some fun stories and a craft that you can make and take home.

Registration is not required.


 


Wednesday February 7, 2018
ent_filmproj
Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A high-schooler is accidentally transported in a time machine back to the 1950s, where he inadvertently interferes with his future parents' budding romance. Now, the boy must figure out how to set things right, or risk changing the future.

Travel to the past in this fun, classic movie while we munch on popcorn and snacks.

Friday February 9, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Preschoolers are invited to join Miss Lorie for some fun stories and a craft that you can make and take home.

Registration is not required.


 


Saturday February 10, 2018
misc_none
Magic the Gathering
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to play Magic the Gathering?

Do you want to learn strategy to be a better player?

Join us to play this engaging game and compete to win a booster pack.  Learn new strategy and play a practice game then try to win a prize.

Monday February 12, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
Tot Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

Tuesday February 13, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Preschool Story Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Preschoolers are invited to join Miss Lorie for some fun stories and a craft that you can make and take home.

Registration is not required.


 


Wednesday February 14, 2018
ent_filmproj
Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A teen time-travels from 1985 to 2015 in order to save his parents and his children-to-be from the disasters precipitated by his own mistake when he traveled to 1955 and bought a book in order to enrich himself in the future.

We're off to the future (really our past) to help Marty fix everything while we munch on popcorn and snacks.

Friday February 16, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Preschoolers are invited to join Miss Lorie for some fun stories and a craft that you can make and take home.

Registration is not required.


 


Saturday February 17, 2018
misc_none
Magic the Gathering
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to play Magic the Gathering?

Do you want to learn strategy to be a better player?

Join us to play this engaging game and compete to win a booster pack.  Learn new strategy and play a practice game then try to win a prize.

Monday February 19, 2018
office_closedsign.GIF
Library Closed

President's Day!

Wednesday February 21, 2018
ent_filmproj
Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A teen leaps the space-time continuum to 1885 in the DeLorean time machine in order to rescue its inventor, whose 70-year-old letter reveals that he has retired to the Old West to live out his days there.

Let's go back into the 1800's to find out how they can save the future and present while we munch on popcorn and snacks.

Thursday February 22, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller.

From Kirkus:  "The Ingalls family loads everything they own onto a wagon and heads west from Wisconsin to the unsettled Kansas Territory, but this time, the tale is told from Caroline's  perspective.A master of historical fiction, Miller  (The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century, 2016, etc.) forges Caroline  Ingalls into a formidable, complex pioneer woman, and adult fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series will delight in this portrayal of "Ma." Taking advantage of the opportunity to sell their Wisconsin farm, the Ingallses say goodbye to extended family. Will Charles, her beloved husband; Mary, her sweetly serious 5-year-old; and Laura, her rambunctious 3-year-old, be enough for Caroline ? More worrisome, she's again pregnant. Without her kinswomen near, who will deliver her child? The journey is rife with dangers, from torrential rains and swollen rivers to menacing wolves and inscrutable Indians, not to mention claustrophobic quarters aboard the wagon. Yet the journey also brings rekindled romance and the discovery of new friends, including the beloved Mr. Edwards, who arrives gruff, lean, and thirsty for a family. And in her direst moments Caroline  must swallow her fears as she faces down Indians invading her new home, catastrophic accidents, and illnesses. And she must stifle her modesty as she surrenders to the ministrations of a stranger, the only woman for miles, in childbirth. As the Ingalls family moves into the wide-open prairie, Caroline's  own psychological terrain cracks opens, and Miller's  novel shifts from exploring the geographical to the emotional wilderness of a woman caught on the very edge of civilization as she knows it. Caroline  is compellingly mindful, particularly when she studies the effects of a tightly knit family life on her daughters and of relentless, brutal work on her husband, herself, and her far-flung neighbors in Indian territory. Beguiling, pulse-pounding historical fiction.(Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2017)"caroline

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Friday February 23, 2018
misc_bingo
Children's BINGO
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Play BINGO and win prizes!!

We will be playing Animal Bingo and everyone will get at least one card to win with.  Winners will pick a prize out of the prize box after each game.

Registration is not required

Saturday February 24, 2018
misc_none
Magic the Gathering
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to play Magic the Gathering?

Do you want to learn strategy to be a better player?

Join us to play this engaging game and compete to win a booster pack.  Learn new strategy and play a practice game then try to win a prize.

Monday February 26, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
Tot Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

Wednesday February 28, 2018
ent_filmproj
Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Oscar-winning CGI-animated delight about the misadventures of the last robot on Earth, circa 2800, who romances a sleek, high-tech android.

Follow a robots adventures and see if he can save the planet while we munch on popcorn and snacks. (we will recycle our trash)

Thursday March 29, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing Pachinko by Min Jin Lee.

From Kirkus:  "/* Starred Review */ An absorbing saga of 20th-century Korean experience, seen through the fate of four generations.Lee (Free Food for Millionaires, 2007) built her debut novel around families of Korean-Americans living in New York. In her second novel, she traces the Korean diaspora back to the time of Japan’s annexation of Korea in 1910. “History has failed us,” she writes in the opening line of the current epic, “but no matter.” She begins her tale in a village in Busan with an aging fisherman and his wife whose son is born with a cleft palate and a twisted foot. Nonetheless, he is matched with a fine wife, and the two of them run the boardinghouse he inherits from his parents. After many losses, the couple cherishes their smart, hardworking daughter, Sunja. When Sunja gets pregnant after a dalliance with a persistent, wealthy married man, one of their boarders—a sickly but handsome and deeply kind pastor—offers to marry her and take her away with him to Japan. There, she meets his brother and sister-in-law, a woman lovely in face and spirit, full of entrepreneurial ambition that she and Sunja will realize together as they support the family with kimchi and candy operations through war and hard times. Sunja’s first son becomes a brilliant scholar; her second ends up making a fortune running parlors for pachinko , a pinball-like game played for money. Meanwhile, her first son’s real father, the married rich guy, is never far from the scene, a source of both invaluable help and heartbreaking woe. As the destinies of Sunja’s children and grandchildren unfold, love, luck, and talent combine with cruelty and random misfortune in a deeply compelling story, with the troubles of ethnic Koreans living in Japan never far from view. An old-fashioned epic whose simple, captivating storytelling delivers both wisdom and truth.(Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2016)"pachinco

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday April 26, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner.

From Booklist:  /* Starred Review */ Taryn Michaels specializes in hard-to-find patterns at an Upper West Side fabric shop. She is haunted by her failure to find a  match for a  scarf covered in bright marigolds , the same scarf she was holding when the Twin Towers fell in 2001, killing her husband. Unbeknownst to Taryn, the scarf began its life in New York on Ellis Island in 1911, when a  very recently widowed Welshman carried it into the scarlet-fever ward of  nurse Clara Wood. Clara, like Taryn, is hiding out in her work, having witnessed the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, watching the man she loved jump from an upper floor. When Clara discovers the terrible secret of  the scarf’s original owner, Lily, she must decide if she can accept the help of a  handsome doctor and brave the ferry to Manhattan to find answers. Meissner’s first mainstream women’s fiction novel, after more than a  dozen Christian-fiction titles, hits all of  the right emotional notes without overdoing the two tragedies; instead, she seamlessly weaves a  connection between two women whose broken hearts have left them in an in-between place. A  good choice for Christian-fiction readers, for book groups, or for readers looking for a  book of  hope without schmaltz. -- Maguire, Susan (Reviewed 02-15-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 12, p24)"fall of marigolds

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday May 31, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing Beartown by Fredrik Backman.

From Kirkus:  "In Beartown , where the people are as "tough as the forest, as hard as the ice," the star player on the beloved hockey team is accused of rape, and the town turns upon itself.Swedish novelist Backman's (A Man Called Ove, 2014, etc.) story quickly becomes a rich exploration of the culture of hockey, a sport whose acolytes see it as a violent liturgy on ice. Beartown  explodes after rape charges are brought against the talented Kevin, son of privilege and influence, who's nearly untouchable because of his transcendent talent. The victim is Maya, the teenage daughter of the hockey club's much-admired general manager, Peter, another Beartown  golden boy, a hockey star who made it to the NHL. Peter was lured home to bring winning hockey back to Beartown . Now, after years of despair, the local club is on the cusp of a championship, but not without Kevin. Backman is a masterful writer, his characters familiar yet distinct, flawed yet heroic. Despite his love for hockey, where fights are part of the game, Peter hates violence. Kira, his wife, is an attorney with an aggressive, take-no-prisoners demeanor. Minor characters include Sune, "the man who has been coach of Beartown's  A-team since Peter was a boy," whom the sponsors now want fired. There are scenes that bring tears, scenes of gut-wrenching despair, and moments of sly humor: the club president's table manners are so crude "you can't help wondering if he's actually misunderstood the whole concept of eating." Like Friday Night Lights, this is about more than youth sports; it's part coming-of-age novel, part study of moral failure, and finally a chronicle of groupthink in which an unlikely hero steps forward to save more than one person from self-destruction. A thoroughly empathetic examination of the fragile human spirit, Backman's latest will resonate a long time.(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2017)"beartown

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday June 28, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing Victoria by Daisy Goodwin.

From Kirkus:  "The teenage Queen Victoria , raging against her mother, crushing on her prime minister, and not impressed by her loser cousin Albert.Goodwin (The American Heiress, 2015, etc.) wrote this novel imagining the adolescence of the woman whose rule defined most of the 19th century just as her television script of the same story went into production in England; in her acknowledgments she thanks the actors and her daughter, a "teenage queen" herself. When the death of Victoria 's uncle, His Majesty William IV, puts her on the throne of England one month after her 18th birthday, she is legally in charge and ready to seize the reins of power, disappointing her mother and her adviser Sir John Conroy, who were counting on controlling her. Brushing them off like gnats, she announces, "For a start, I do not intend to stay here at Kensington. It is miles away from anything, and quite unsuitable as a royal residence.…I think I shall look over Buckingham House. It is in the centre of town, at least, and I believe it has a throne room." Her plan to ditch her mother and Conroy out in the burbs is quickly shot down by her new best friend and adviser, Prime Minister Lord Melbourne, who explains that "if you leave your mother behind at Kensington, there will be talk of an unpleasant kind, and that would be a shame so early in your reign." Soon hopelessly in love with the handsome older statesman she calls "Lord M," the little queen hasn't much more than a glance for the suitors vying for her attention. Then from Germany come two cousins from her mother's side—blond "demigods" Ernst and Albert. "Such a prig" is her judgment on the latter—but readers who remember their history know that something's gotta give.Fun, romantic, and suited for both adult and teenage readers. On its way to PBS in January 2017.(Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2016)"victoria

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday July 26, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe.

From Library Journal:  "/* Starred Review */ Despite pressure from her brother, Palmer, Cara Rutledge refuses to sell Primrose, the 85-year-old cottage on Isle of Palms, SC. Palmer does come up with a tenant for  the entire summer. Heather Wyatt is an accomplished illustrator with a commission to paint shorebirds for  postage stamps. She arrives at the house  with her three canaries and a well-hidden problem: she suffers from extreme social anxiety that often leads to panic attacks. While building a deck at Primrose, Bo Stanton senses Heather's shyness and is able to draw her out. They're making progress when Cara is dealt a tragic blow, losing the love of her life. She wants to return to the beach house  to heal, but Heather is unwilling to give it up. Instead, she offers Cara a solution that could help them both—why not share the beach house for  the rest of the summer? Monroe (The Beach House ) continues her series featuring women who return to Primrose for  comfort, healing, and strength. However, the books can stand alone. VERDICT Readers interested in environmental fiction highlighting endangered birds, turtles, and lands will delight in this latest novel featuring women who need the healing power of nature. Recommended for  fans of Dorothea Benton Frank and beach  fiction.—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN --Lesa Holstine (Reviewed 05/15/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 9, p70)beach house for rent

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday August 30, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.

From Library Journal:  "/* Starred Review */ In this surprising and  complex love story, Groff (Arcadia ) explores the obsessive nature of love. The first half of the novel is told from the viewpoint of the magnetic Lancelot "Lotto" Satterwhite, whose pleasant childhood ends when his wealthy father dies, leaving him and  his younger sister in the hands of their unbalanced mother, Antoinette. After a tortured adolescence spent at a boarding school, Lotto blossoms in college, becoming an acclaimed actor and  an eminent womanizer—until he meets the mysterious loner, Mathilde. After the two marry impulsively, Antoinette cuts off Lotto from his inheritance, but he eventually finds fame as a playwright with Mathilde by his side. In the book's second half, we see events from Mathilde's perspective. While in the first section she seems quietly supportive, her character is revealed to have a dark undercurrent of cold calculation, and  readers will question everything that has come before. VERDICT Like a classic tragedy, Groff's novel offers high drama, hubris, and  epic love, complete with Greek chorus-like asides. A singular and  compelling literary read, populated with extraordinary characters; highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 3/16/15.]— Joy Humphrey, Pepperdine Univ. Law Lib., Malibu, CA --Joy Humphrey (Reviewed June 1, 2015) (Library Journal, vol 140, issue 10, p86)"fates and furies

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday September 27, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney.

From Library Journal:  "/* Starred Review */ It's New Year's Eve 1984 and indomitable octogenarian Lillian Boxfish has places to go. Manhattan is her playground, and she's not going to let a subway vigilante or the winter chill keep her indoors. Outfitted in her beloved mink coat, which she bought for herself in 1942, Lillian briskly sets off from her Murray Hill apartment, reminiscing about her illustrious career as the highest-paid woman in advertising, her first love, Max, and her darling son, Gian. She joins a family of strangers at Delmonico's for dinner, charms a Filipino convenience store clerk, smartly tells off a boor at a trendy loft party, and unflappably transforms a mugging into a business transaction. Lillian's needle-sharp observations are astute and her unceasing love for New York City shines through. Her life has not always been breezy, but she keeps putting one fashionable foot in front of the other. VERDICT Rooney (O, Democracy!) takes us on a delightful stroll with a colorful character, inspired by the life of poet and ad woman Margaret Fishback, sprinkling just the right details and arch bons mots appropriate to Lillian's reputation as a woman of words. [See Prepub Alert, 8/1/16; Editors' Fall Picks 2016, LJ 9/1/16.] --Christine Perkins (Reviewed 12/01/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 20, p89)lillian boxfish takes a walk

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday October 25, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict.

From Library Journal:  "To what extent did Albert Einstein's first wife, Mileva Maric´, contribute to his groundbreaking theories? That question lies at the heart of this first novel, narrated by Mileva. When she arrives from Zagreb to study physics in Zurich in 1896, she faces local prejudice against Serbs and pity for her limp resulting from a congenital defect. She also must prove herself academically in a class of five men, including Albert; his interest in her quickly shifts from intellectual to romantic, with promises of marriage he doesn't fulfill until after their daughter, Lieserl, is born. Having lost her academic chances, Mileva hopes to continue collaborating with Albert on his theories, but he never acknowledges Mileva's work and increasingly treats her like a servant. Benedict draws on many sources, especially letters from Albert, Mileva, and her friend Helene Kaufler, but Albert in this portrait emerges as self-centered, unlikable, and ambitious. And as Mileva submits to Albert's repeated bullying, it is hard to imagine her drive and determination in pre-Zurich days. Although both Lieserl's fate (early death or possible adoption) and Mileva's scientific contributions are subjects of debate, they continue to stimulate discussion. VERDICT With a reading group guide included and major publicity campaign planned, expect steady demand in public libraries. [See Prepub Alert, 5/2/16.] --Kathy Piehl (Reviewed 08/01/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 13, p77)"the other einstein

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday November 29, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartbreak Blues by Edward Kelsey Moore.

From Library Journal:  /* Starred Review */ Readers will be pleased to catch up with the  three lifelong friends, dubbed in high school "the Supremes ," from the  author's best-selling debut, The Supremes  at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat. A cast of quirky residents of Plainview, IN, from Baptist assistant pastors to traveling bluesmen, orbits now middle-aged Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean in this story of family, friendship, and forgiveness. The  novel opens with an unusual wedding scene involving a pair of octogenerians who once were sworn enemies. Sensitive, strong, sharp-tongued Odette narrates several chapters, providing insight on each new crisis (big or small) gleaned from living in a small town or from her dead mama, who pops up unexpectedly to chat. VERDICT Moore's bluesy, breezy novel takes readers through life's highs and lows and in-between times when no one knows what is coming next; its air of folksy optimism should appeal to fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Fredrik Backman. [See Prepub Alert, 12/19/16.]—Laurie Cavanaugh, Thayer P.L., Braintree, MA --Laurie Cavanaugh (Reviewed 06/01/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 10, p94)the supremes sing the happy heartbreak blues

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday December 20, 2018
lib_bookflipping
Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartbreak Blues by Edward Kelsey Moore.

In this well known classic, a miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghosts review his past and foretell his future. (from Novelist).a christmas carol

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library

42 events.

EventKeeper, your web calendar solution, has some questions about your browser.
Please click here.



EK MARS 7.9.2 -- 2017.10.02 -- 7:30 PM


Twitter Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com