Plumb Library February Events

• Kathleen Brunelle, author of Bellamy’s Bride: The Search for Maria Hallett of Cape Cod, will talk about and read from her book on Saturday, February 9 at 1:00 pm. Brunelle is a teacher at Old Rochester Regional High School and is a local author. The book is about the life and legend of Maria Hallett, Sam Bellamy the pirate, and the sinking of the Whydah. Copies of the book will be available for sale and for signing by the author.

• Just the Facts, the nonfiction book discussion group, will be reading Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock, by David Margolick. This book is about the lives of women who appear in an iconic photograph of the Civil Rights era that was taken on the first day of integration at Little Rock High School. The book traces the separate but similar worlds of Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan, how the photograph influenced their lives, and their ultimate friendship. We will be discussing this book on Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 pm. Copies are available at the desk.

• Café Parlez’s selection for February is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce. Harold Fry is recently retired and lives in a small English village. Everything he does seems to irritate his wife, Maureen, until he receives one day a letter addressed to him from a woman he has not seen or heard from in twenty years. She is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. After writing a reply, he decides that he must deliver it in person. Thus begins a 600-mile walk to the hospice because he believes that, as long as he walks, his friend will live. We will be discussing it on Thursday, February 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.

• 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.

• Mad Science will once again visit Plumb Library, this time with their “Eco-Systems Exploration” program on Friday, February 22 at 4:00 pm. Children at least five years old will learn about the connections between all living things and will get to make their own mini-ecosystem. Pre-registration is required for this program. Many thanks to the Friends of Plumb Library for supporting this program!

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