Café Parlez’s selection for November is Going Bovine, by Libba Bray. All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school — and life in general — with a minimum of effort. It’s not a lot to ask. But that’s before he’s given some bad news: he’s sick and he’s going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure — if he’s willing to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most. This book won the Michael Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature. We will be discussing it on Thursday, November 29 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 Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Medicine, Madness, and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard. James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. However, four months after he was elected, an unhinged office-seeker named Charles Guiteau shot Garfield. The bullets didn’t kill Garfield; what eventually did is the subject of this interesting book. The story involves Dr. James Lister, Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Todd Lincoln, and a host of other politicians, medical people and political hacks. We will be discussing this book on Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 pm. Copies are available at the desk.
It’s that time of year again! We’re looking for items to put into the Silent Auction for the Friends’ Open House on Saturday, December 1. Especially popular are handmade items, such as knitted, crocheted or quilted projects, or framed paintings or photographs. Gift cards or baskets of items from local businesses are also desirable. If you are interested in donating something, speak to the library director or any member of the staff. All donations should be here by Wednesday, November 28.
Drop by the Plumb Library on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for the Annual Holiday Open House. Featured at the Open House: Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Wreath Sale and Pick-up, Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate, Pampered Chef Items, Children’s Table with crafts and face-painting by the Junior Friends. All proceeds from this program go toward the Friends of Plumb Library and their support of the library’s programs.