Booked for Lunch


The selection for Aug. 7 is "The Astronaut Wives Club" by Lily Koppel, which you can request through the catalog or by calling the library at 413-596-6141.

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night. As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years.

Booked for Lunch is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers and meets the first Tuesday of every month at noon. No sign up is necessary and newcomers are always welcome!

Evening Book Discussion


The selection for Aug. 15 is "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed, which you can request through the catalog or by calling the library at 413-596-6141.

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.

The Evening Book Discussion meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. and is facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Mary Bell. No sign up is necessary and newcomers are always welcome!



 

Classics Book Club


The selection for Aug. 22 is "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway. Copies are available to pick up at the Front Desk or you can request them through the catalog or calling the library at 413-596-6141.

Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, this work presents the tale of an old man, a young boy, and a giant fish.  It is a story of heroic endeavor and of the beauty and grief of man's challenge with the elements. 

Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk, or you may request the book.

The Classics Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. and is facilitated by Jessica Magill.




 

 


Cookbook Club


The cookbook club will return in September.