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More Bagels and Books …Friday August 1st 9 a.m.

fictionThe topic for this Friday’s Books and Bagels program is Contemporary Fiction.  Join us at 9 a.m. at the library to chat about your favorite books or share your thoughts on Contemporary Fiction in general.  All are welcome.  No registration required. Beverages and treats provided.


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The Queen of the Tearling, by Erica Johansen

Are you a fan of fantasy?  Don’t miss this new author.  The Queen of the Tearling is a gripping adventure from start to finish.  Hidden away from birth, Elyssa is brought out of hiding at age 19 to claim the right to her throne.  Daring death at every turn to reach her destination, Elyssa shows strength of character, courage, and wins the loyalty of her guard.  She discovers that her knowledge of the Tearling Kingdom is vague, and information about her family is non-existent.  I wasn’t able to put this book down and was rooting for her at every twist and turn in her  adventure.


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Let’s Talk Mysteries – Friday 7/25 – 9 a.m. at the Library

itsamystery If you love to read mysteries and would love to talk about your favorites (or the genre in general) with other mystery lovers, join us tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. for the first in our Books & Bagels series. We’ll provide beverages and treats – you’ll provide conversation. All are welcome. Come in and join the fun … no registration required.


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Summer Time is Reading Time….

bookclub The library’s three book clubs will be discussing some great books this summer. If you love books and enjoy talking about them, join us for some lively discussions. The books which will be discussed are: Beautiful Ruins, Noah’s Compass, World Without You, Burgess Boys, Life after Life, Foreign Bodies and Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker. For a listing of which books will be read by each group go to the JJML Newsletter calendar: http://www.johnjermain.org/news_images/newsp2.pdf
The Morning Book Club meets at 11 a.m. August 13th; Evening Book Club meets at 7:00 p.m. July 16th and August 20th; Early Risers Book Club meets at 9:00 a.m. July 24th and August 28th. Call Pat for details. 725-0049 ext. 227
Or, if you prefer to discuss your own personal favorites with other book lovers, come to our BOOKS & BAGELS program. Have breakfast with us Fridays at 9 a.m. Each Friday morning we’ll gather to discuss books from one of five categories: Mysteries, Contemporary Fiction, Classics, Creative Non-Fiction and Local Authors. We’ll provide beverages and treats – you’ll provide conversation. The schedule is as follows: FRIDAYS at 9:00 am – – July 25 – Mysteries; August 1 – Contemporary Fiction; August 8 – Classics; August 15 – Creative Non-Fiction; August 22 – Local Authors. Drop-ins always welcome. For more information call Pat: 725-0049 ext. 227 or Sue: 725-0049 ext. 232.


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Louis Zamperini – Olympian and World War II Hero

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Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis Zamperini died this week at the age of 97. He is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand’s best seller “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.” His remarkable story will also be told in the film “Unbroken” which will be released in December.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/04/arts/louis-zamperini-olympian-war-survivor-unbroken-dies.html


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The Lost Sisterhood, by Anne Fortier

The Lost Sisterhood, by Anne Fortier

The Lost Sisterhood, by Anne Fortier

The Lost Sisterhood is a dual narrative that combines a modern day archaeological adventure/mystery with the origins of the Amazonian myth.  Slightly reminiscent of Indiana Jones, this story includes travel, intrigue, adventure and myth.  However, none of it seems too fast paced or outlandish.  The writing seems to temper the possibility of excessive excitement.  The author includes scenes that would play out well in an action movie, but it never seems over-the-top.  The characters are moderate in their emotions in the midst of life threatening situations.  Possibly more character development is needed to make the story that much more delicious?  It is an enjoyable story and a great way to re-imagine the Amazons.

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