Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, November 17 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room to discuss:
The kitchen house by Kathleen Grissom. After seven-year-old Lavinia is orphaned on the journey from Ireland to the United States, she begins work in the kitchen house of a tobacco plantation and bonds with the slaves who become her adopted family, but when Lavinia is accepted into the big house, her loyalties are challenged.
Rebel souls: Walt Whitman and America's first bohemians by Justin Martin
An empire on the edge: how Britain came to fight America by Nick Bunker
Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the dawn of a new America by Jonathan Darman
The age of the Vikings by Anders Winroth
Thirteen days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David by Lawrence Wright
The great fire by Jim Murphy
Smoldering city: Chicagoans and the Great Fire, 1871- 1874 by Karen Sawislak
City of the century: the epic of Chicago and the making of America by Donald L. Miller
City of big shoulders: a history of Chicago by Robert G. Spinney
Shouting won't help: why I—and 50 million other Americans—can't hear you by Katherine Bouton
Mystery of the senses. Hearing [videodisc] by produced by Green Umbrella Ltd. for WETA/Washington, D.C., and WGBH /Boston in association with Gemini Productions, Germany
Get ready for this year's
exciting hockey season by
reading about some of it's greatest
stars - both on and off the ice!
Orr: my story by Bobby Orr
Mr. Hockey: My Story by Howe, Gordie
Steve Yzerman: heart of a champion by Joe Falls ... [et al.] ; edited by Francis J. Fitzgerald
Total Gretzky: the magic, the legend, the numbers by edited by Steve Dryden
Wilson [large print] by A. Scott Berg
Heart [large print]: an American medical odyssey by Dick Cheney and Jonathan Reiner, MD, with Liz Cheney
You must remember this [large print]: life and style in Hollywood's golden age by Robert J. Wagner with Scott Eyman
The silver lining: a supportive and insightful guide to breast cancer by Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW ; photographs by Elizabeth Messina
A breast cancer alphabet by Madhulika Sikka
Everybody's got something by Robin Roberts with Veronica Chambers
Prevention the ultimate guide to breast cancer: your essential resource from diagnosis to treatment and beyond by the editors of Prevention and Mary L. Gemignani, MD, MPH, with Caren Goldman
Stop breast cancer before it starts by Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. ; research assistant, Alessandra Gibson, MPH, MBA
Breast cancer journey: the essential guide to treatment and recovery by O'Regan, Ruth
ME BEFORE YOU by JoJo Moyes. Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn't have less in common, Louisa Clark a very ordinary girl and former Master of the Universe, Will Trevor. It's a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, 'What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?' .
Join us on Thursday, October 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM as we celebrate books and book groups. Whether you want to learn about exciting titles for your own book group, are interested in finding out more about the CPL's book clubs, or simply want to meet, greet and chat with other book lovers, this event is for you. We will offering 'book tastings' as well as edible nibbles as we mix, mingle and share our insights.
The antidote: happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking by Oliver Burkeman — Burkeman introduces us to a group of people who share a surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they argue that it's our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. Their alternative path to happiness and success involves embracing failure, pessimism, and uncertainty--the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid.
On Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM Plymouth film maker and CEO of At Risk Entertainment, Larry Simmons, will screen his haunting tale. Locked in a Room has been featured at the San Diego Black Film Festival, has been distributed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland looks forward to distribution in Spanish speaking countries such as Brazil and Mexico. Stick around afterward the screening for a rousing Q&A with the film maker himself. Check out the official trailer here and be spooked out just in time for Halloween! This film is not rated but does include mature language and themes and is recommended for people ages 13 and up.