Carm's Classics Club: 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'Wednesday October 27, 2021
4:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Don't panic! It's the return of Carm O’Neill Classics Club, an all-ages book discussion group!
This month we will be reading and discussing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (215 pages, published in 1979).
It’s an ordinary Thursday morning for Arthur Dent... until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly after to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and Arthur’s best friend has just announced that he’s an alien.
After that, things get much, much worse.
With just a towel, a small yellow fish, and a book, Arthur has to navigate through a very hostile universe in the company of a gang of unreliable aliens. Luckily the fish is quite good at languages. And the book is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy... which helpfully has the words DON’T PANIC inscribed in large, friendly letters on its cover.
Douglas Adams’s mega-selling pop-culture classic sends logic into orbit, plays havoc with both time and physics, offers up pithy commentary on such things as ballpoint pens, potted plants, and digital watches... and, most important, reveals the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything.
Now, if you could only figure out the question...
All are welcome. This book is recommended for ages 14 and up. Refreshments will be served. Copies of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy will be available for pickup at the library’s Circulation desk for participants. Space is limited. Please register below.
Location: Gathering Room
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