If you are a member of the Friends of Plumb Library, watch for your annual renewal notice in the mail. Fill it out, add a check, and either mail it back to us, or drop it by the library. Your membership pays for the programs (story times, book groups, Summer Reading Program, etc.) and some museum memberships at the library. Forms are available at the desk, and on the website. Call us at 508-763-8600 if you have any questions.
Just the Facts, the nonfiction book discussion group, will be reading Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed. At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she’d lost everything. Her beloved mother died. Her marriage was destroyed. Her family had gone their separate ways. With nothing to lose, she decided to go on an 1,100 mile hike from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State. Strayed faces down rattlesnakes, intense heat, record snowfalls, and her own ignorance as she pieces her life back together. We will be discussing this book on Thursday, October 17, at 6:30 p.m. Copies are available at the desk, or can be downloaded from Overdrive.
Café Parlez’ selection for October is Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. In the late 1970s, Larry Ott took his girlfriend to the movies. She was never seen again, and Ott was the primary suspect. His friendship with Silas Jones, only child of a single African-American mother, was broken, and he became a recluse. More than 20 years later, another girl is missing, and Larry is again the main suspect. Silas as the police chief is called to investigate. The two men who once called each other friends are forced to confront a past they’ve buried. We will be discussing this book on Thursday, October 31, at 6:30 p.m. Books are available at the desk, or bring your own copy. Café Parlez is sponsored by the Friends of Plumb Library.