The COA Book Group will discuss The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency on Tuesday, January 16 at 10:15 am at the Rochester COA, Dexter Lane. Books are available at the Library. Working in Gaborone, Botswana, sleuth Precious Ramotswe investigates several local mysteries, including a search for a missing boy and the case of the clinic doctor with different personalities for different days of the week.
“Just the Facts,” the Nonfiction Book Group will discuss Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything on Thursday, January 18 at 6:30 pm at the Library. Books are available at the circulation desk or downloadable from Overdrive. Freakonomics takes an unconventional look at how the economy really works, from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what really matters and what really drives the economy.
Café Parlez will discuss The Baker’s Secret on Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 pm at the Library. Books are available at the circulation desk or downloadable from Overdrive. A baker’s apprentice in Normandy endures shame and anger as her kind mentor is targeted and arrested for his Jewish heritage, a violation that compels the young woman to engage in discreet resistance activities, baking contraband loaves of bread for the hungry using surplus ingredients taken from occupying forces.
Plumb Library Knitters and Crocheters meets every Monday at 6:30 pm. All skill levels are welcome, and chocolate is always served.
Children of all ages are invited to Read to Amos the greyhound. Amos and his handler Ms. Holly are a certified team for Therapy Dogs International. They are also part of a Children Reading to Dogs program called “Tail-Waggin’ Tutors.” Amos, an 8-year-old greyhound, is a good listener, and children can make a five-minute appointment to read to him. Reading aloud to a dog is a great way for a child to become a more confident reader. Dogs are non-judgmental and don’t care if the child makes a mistake in reading.
Registration can be done through the Plumb Library’s Event Calendar and is required for this program. Space is limited. Once you attend, you are officially a member of the Amos Book Club. Dates for January are January 20 & 27.
Plumb Library is located at 17 Constitution Way, Rochester. For more information on these and other programs, call the library at 508-763-8600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.