Booked for Lunch

The Stars Are Fire coverBooked 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!

The selection for March 6 is The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve, which you can request through the catalog or by calling the library at 413-596-6141.

In October 1947, after a summer-long drought, fires began near Bar Harbor, Maine, and raced along the coast, ravaging 200,000 acres. Five months' pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband Gene joins the volunteer firefighters, Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, the women watch in horror as their houses go up in flames, then walk into the ocean as a last resort. They miraculously survived, but their lives are forever changed. As Grace awaits news of her husband's fate, she is thrust into a new world in which she must make a life on her own. In the midst of devastating loss, Grace discovers glorious new freedoms and her spirit soars. And then the unthinkable happens.
 

Evening Book Discussion

One Thousand White Women coverThe Evening Book Discussion meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. and is facilitated by Adult Services Librarian Mary Bell. No sign up is necessary and newcomers are always welcome!

The selection for March 21 is One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus, which you can request through the catalog or by calling the library at 413-596-6141.

One Thousand White Women follows May Dodd as she travels to the Cheyenne, becomes the bride of Little Wolf, chief of that tribe, and struggles with living in and being loyal to two different worlds Copies of next month's book will be at the Front Desk in the days leading up to the discussion.

 

Classics Book Club

Cover of Emma by Jane Austen, with a view of a large manor houseThe Classics Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. and is facilitated by Jessica Magill.

The selection for March 28 is Emma by Jane Austen. 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.

Content with her life and not intersted in marriage, Emma Woodhouse, a rich and beautiful heiress, causes complications with her matchmaking schemes.