January 19, 2014 | sobczakd
December 22, 2013 | sobczakd
Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, January 20 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss:
The storyteller: a novel by Jodi Picoult — Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined-- to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?
December 19, 2013 | sobczakd
The big New Yorker book of cats by foreword by Anthony Lane
Cat daddy: what the world's most incorrigible cat taught me about life, love, and coming clean by Jackson Galaxy ; with Joel Derfner
The cat whisperer: why cats do what they do— and how to get them to do what you want by Mieshelle Nagelschneider
The elegance of the cat: an illustrated history by Tamsin Pickeral ; photography by Astrid Harrison
Get out of there, cat! by Kristina Knapp, with Sam Stall
December 15, 2013 | sobczakd
Beautiful old dogs: a loving tribute to our senior best friends by edited by David Tabatsky ; photography by Garry Gross ; forword by Victoria Stilwell
Bless the dogs by Monks of New Skete ; [photography by Vincent Remini]
Maddie on things: a super serious project about dogs and physics by Theron Humphrey
Newborn puppies: dogs in their first three weeks by Traer Scott
Pure joy: the dogs we love by Danielle Steel
November 25, 2013 | sobczakd
Jewel, an American Foxhound, won Best in Show at the National Dog Show in Philadelphia. Over 18 million viewers watched as Jewel became the winningest American Foxhound in the history of the breed. Missed it? Watch the encore tonight at 8:00 PM on NBC.
November 24, 2013 | sobczakd
Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, December 16 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss:
A walk across the sun: a novel by Corban Addison — Teen-age sisters Ahalya and Sita are left orphaned after a tsunami destroys their coastal town. Destitute and alone, they plan to seek refuge in a convent miles away. A driver agrees to take them, but instead he sells the girls to human traffickers. On the other side of the world, Washington lawyer Thomas Clarke takes a sabbatical to escape his own heartache. He volunteers at an international anti-trafficking group in India where he meets Ahalya and Sita and makes it his personal mission to save them.
October 24, 2013 | sobczakd
Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, November 18 at 7:00 PM in the Purple Room to discuss:
Caleb's crossing by Geraldine Brooks — Living in the isolated Puritan settlement of Great Harbor on Martha's Vineyard, Bethia Mayfield, the bright young daughter of the local minister, balances her strict religion with a passionate love of nature and a growing curiosity about the culture of the Wampanoag tribe that populates the island. When Bethia secretly strikes up a friendship with a young Wampanoag named Caleb, she unknowingly begins a journey that will shape her life.
October 12, 2013 | sobczakd
September 24, 2013 | sobczakd
Please join the Adult Contemporary Book Discussion Group on Monday, October 21 in the Purple Room to discuss a double feature!
From 7:00-7:45 PM Annie's ghosts: a journey into a family secret by Steve Luxenberg is the 2013-14 Great Michigan Read. It's part memoir, part detective story, and part history. As the author tries to understand his mom's reasons for hiding her sister's existence, he takes readers on a journey into his mother's world of the 1930s and '40s, where he explores how a poor, immigrant family manages life with a child who has special needs.
From 8:00-8:45 PM Her fearful symmetry: a novel by Audrey Niffenegger. Twin sisters learn their English aunt has left them her flat in London. The cemetery which borders the flat serves as an inspiring setting as the twins become entwined in the lives of their neighbors, both living and deceased.
September 19, 2013 | sobczakd
September is Alzheimer's World Month and PBS is raising awareness of this disease by providing audiences the opportunity to watch an interesting documentary in its entirety called, You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't. This documentary focuses on the day-to-day struggles of living with Alzheimer's from the patient's point-of-view.