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"Off the Shelf" Adult Book Group

Our “Off the Shelf” book group meets at 7:00 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the library's meeting room. Books are available at the front desk one month before the meeting. When available we will try to provide large print and audio copies of the monthly book.

Across Many Mountains

Across Many Mountains by Yangzum Brauen

Tuesday, September 5, 7:00 p.m.
Planned meeting at Somsri Thai, 27 Chicago Ave.

A powerful, emotional memoir and an extraordinary portrait of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives are forever changed when Chairman Mao's Red Army crushes Tibetan independence, sending a young mother and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous journey across the snowy Himalayas toward freedom.
 
 
Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.
Meet at The Barber Shoppe, 0S120 Church St.

In a future totalitarian state where books are banned and destroyed by the government, Guy Montag, a fireman in charge of burning books, meets a revolutionary schoolteacher who dares to read and a girl who tells him of a past when people did not live in fear.
 
 

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Tuesday, November 7, 7:00 p.m.

Profiles everyday life in the settlement of Annawadi as experienced by a Muslim teen, an ambitious rural mother, and a young scrap metal thief, illuminating how their efforts to build better lives are challenged by religious, caste, and economic tensions.