September Programs at Plumb Library

Relive a colorful account of one man’s quest in the pursuit of striped bass along the rocky banks of the Cape Cod Canal. Author “East End” Eddie Doherty, a recently retired District Court Clerk-Magistrate, will be speaking and signing his book “Seven Miles After Sundown: Surfcasting for Striped Bass Along the World-Famous Cape Cod Canal” on Monday, September 17at 6:30 pm here at Plumb Library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester. Register for this program on the Events Calendar found on the library’s website.

Have you used your library card so much that it’s falling apart? Or did you lose it? Do you need a new one? Have you ever had one? September is the month for you! We are replacing broken, ruined, or lost cards for free all month (regular fee for this is $2.00). Anyone getting a new card gets a little treat.

The COA Book Group will discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles on Tuesday, September 18at 10:15 am at the Rochester COA on Dexter Lane. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he endures life in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.

“Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Group will discuss “Furiously Happy” by Jenny Lawson on Thursday, September 20at 6:30 pm. A #1 New York Times best-selling author presents a memoir about the most compelling theme in her work: living with severe depression and mental illness —and taxidermied roadkill raccoons.

“Cafe Parlez” will discuss “The Kitchen Daughter” by Jael McHenry on Thursday, September 27at 6:30 pm. Seeking comfort in traditional family culinary practices after the early deaths of her parents, 26-year-old Asperger’s patient Ginny struggles with her domineering sister’s decision to sell the house, troubling secrets, and the ghost of a dead ancestor, in a story complemented by recipes.

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