Talking about books . . .
So many books, so little time. For all those busy people, we have improved our service: Online Book Club that delivers books electronically. Each day, Monday through Friday, the library emails subscribers a portion of a book that takes about five minutes to read. You’re able to read two or three chapters from a book during the week. If you like a book, you can check it out of the library or place a reserve. Each week the library features new books.
Now with more book clubs to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Patrons can read fiction, nonfiction, romance, business, good news or teen books among others. You can also listen to audio books in your email. Now you can discover great books, even if you’re too busy to visit the library.
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Book on the Fly by Sally Stegner.
Discussing a book with fellow readers can be a very satisfying
pleasure. Nearly always, the discussion takes a reader to a new
level of understanding. That is especially true when diverging
opinions find some readers enjoying a book and others emphatically
disliking it. Often reading group members will remark that they find
value in reading and discussing titles very different from those
they normally choose for leisure reading. Consider joining one or
both of the reading discussion groups offered through the Library
Lawrenceburg's book discussion will take place Monday, October 29, at 10:30 AM.
Red Leaves by .
Summary: Eric Moore has reason to be happy. He has a prosperous business, a comfortable home, a stable family life in a quiet town. Then, on an ordinary night, his teenage son Keith is asked to babysit Amy Giordano, the eight-year-old daughter of a neighboring family. The next morning Amy is missing.
Suddenly Eric is one of the stricken parents he has seen on television, professing faith in his child's innocence. As the police investigation increasingly focuses on Keith, Eric must counsel his son, find him a lawyer, protect him from the community's steadily growing suspicion. Except that Eric is not so sure his son is innocent. And if Keith is not . . . and might do the same thing again . . . what then should a father do?
Red Leaves is a story of broken trust and one man's heroic effort to hold fast the ties that bind him to everything he loves. - (Harcourt Publishing).
Books for Dessert
Thursday, October 18 @ 6:30 PM.
Summary: A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?
When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave - "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" - wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.
In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come. - (Blackwell North Amer).