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Senior Book Club

  • Date: 12/01/2021 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

The Giver of Stars: a novel by JoJo Moyes

Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So, when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.

The leader, and soon Alice’s greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who’s never asked a man’s permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky.

What happens to them-and to the men they love, becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.

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This is a hybrid event. Participants are welcome to come to the library to meet in-person, or to join via Zoom using the options below.

Computers & Smartphones: Click here to connect.

Cell phones & Landlines: Call or dial 1-301-715-8592 and enter Meeting ID 938 6994 0700 when prompted.

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