Plumb Library Events

Café Parlez’s selection for March is The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. In this debut novel, Victoria Jones uses flowers to express her feelings of grief, mistrust and solitude that she learned in a life in the foster care system. After starting to work for a florist, Victoria discovers that she has a gift for helping others. When she meets a young flower vendor at a farmer’s market, she is forced to confront a painful secret from her past.

We will be discussing this book on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 pm. Books are available at the desk, or bring your own copy. Café Parlez is sponsored by the Friends of Plumb Library.

• Just the Facts, the nonfiction book discussion group, will be reading Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America, by Geoffrey Canada. Geoffrey Canada was a small boy growing up scared on the mean streets of the South Bronx. His childhood world was one where “sidewalk boys” learned the codes of the block and were ranked through the rituals of fist, stick and knife. Then the streets changed, and the stakes got even higher. In his candid and riveting memoir, Canada relives a childhood in which violence stalked every street corner.

We will be discussing this book on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 pm. Copies are available at the desk.

Join the candidates for Rochester Town offices for coffee and conversation on Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester. Meet your neighbors who are running for local office. This will be a good time to ask them questions in an informal atmosphere. Election Day is Wednesday, April 10, so please mark your calendars.

• The Plumb Library Knitting and Crocheting group meets Mondays at 6:30 pm. Bring your project and meet other crafters. Cocoa, tea and coffee are available. Beginners are welcome.

• Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with our own “Team Ireland,” Irish specialists from our community! Join us on Saturday, March 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 am for authentic Irish stories, pictures, dance and music! Wear green or your favorite Irish attire. Create your own chef hat and help us make Mrs. O’Sullivan’s Irish Stew! Family fun! Registration required. Call or email Mrs. Lisa Fuller (

All programs will take place at the Plumb Library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester. For more information, call 508-763-8600 or email

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