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Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Strangers by Anita BrooknerTitle to be discussed:  Strangers by Anita Brookner.  Date of meeting:  Monday, August 16, 6:30 PM.  Summary:  Wishing to avoid the complications of turning down his cousin's widow's Christmas invitation, reclusive retiree Paul Sturgis sets off from the quietude of his London flat for a holiday in Venice. There he meets Mrs....

Baldwin Boettcher Receives Literacy Grant

 

Baldwin Boettcher is thrilled to be one of 70 public libraries in 21 states recently selected by the American Library Association to receive a $5,000 grant as part of "The American Dream Starts @ your library" initiative.  This initiative is funded by Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Grant recipients include libraries in large cities and rural towns throughout Dollar General's market area.  Gr...

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

The Body in the LibraryTitle to be discussed: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie. Date of meeting: Monday, July 12, at 6:30 PM. Summary: Miss Marple investigates the death of a stylish blonde who is found murdered in front of a library hearth at Grossington Hall.

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Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Persuasion

Title to be discussed: Persuasion, by Jane Austen. Date of meeting: Monday, June 7, at 6:30 PM. Summary: Persuasion celebrates romantic constancy in an era of turbulent change. Written as the Napoleonic Wars were ending, the novel examines how a woman can at once remain faithful to her past and still move forward into the future. Anne Elliot seems to have given up on present happiness and has resigned herself to living off her memories.

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