Events

Upcoming events

    • September 11, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hibiscus Room - 3rd Floor, Mandel Public Library of WPB

    All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Finalist


    From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious, instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl, and a German boy, whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. 

    Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing… All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times)--Amazon.

    Guest Moderator: Jenny Noel, Reference Librarian

    11:30 - 12:00 - Book Chatter

    12:00 - 1:00 - Moderated Book Discussion

     

    This is a brown-bag lunch event.  Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch before you arrive from any downtown merchant.

     

    This event is free and open to Friends members and the public.  All are welcome.

    • October 09, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hibiscus Room - 3rd Floor, Mandel Public Library of WPB

    Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

    New York Times Bestseller · A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice · Winner of the Alex Award· Winner of the APALA Award for Fiction 

    “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another. ---Amazon

    Moderator: Tina Maura, Reference Librarian

    11:30 - 12:00 - Book Chatter

    12:00 - 1:00 - Moderated Book Discussion

     

    This is a brown-bag lunch event.  Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch before you arrive from any downtown merchant.

     

    This event is free and open to Friends members and the public.  All are welcome.

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