Booked for Lunch


The selection for June 5 is "Celine" by Peter Heller, which you can request through the catalog or by calling the library at 413-596-6141.

From the best-selling author of "The Dog Stars" and "The Painter," a luminous, spine-tingling novel of suspense -- the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past.

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 June 20 is "The Heart of the Matter" by Graham Greene, which you can request through the catalog or by calling the library at 413-596-6141.

An assistant police commissioner in a West African coastal town lets passion overrule his honor.

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 June 27 is "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen. 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.

One of the best-known, most frequently performed of modern plays, "A Doll's House" richly displays the genius with which Henrik Ibsen pioneered modern, realistic prose drama. In the central character of Nora, Ibsen epitomized the human struggle against the humiliating constraints of social conformity. Nora's ultimate rejection of a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's house" shocked theatergoers of the late 1800s and opened new horizons for playwrights and their audiences.But daring social themes are only one aspect of Ibsen's power as a dramatist. "A Doll's House" shows as well his gifts for creating realistic dialogue, a suspenseful flow of events and, above all, psychologically penetrating characterizations that make the struggles of his dramatic personages utterly convincing. Here is a deeply absorbing play as readable as it is eminently playable, reprinted from an authoritative translation. 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.