Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Upton Reads - January

January Meetings: 1/8/19 at 12:45 and 1/10/19 at 6:45

The Upton Reads Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:45 and on the second Thursday of each month at 6:45 in the library gathering room. Sue Pfeiffer from the library staff leads a casual and thought-provoking discussion of an eclectic mix of contemporary literary fiction. Copies of each month’s book are available at the library in both regular and large print. Please call the library directly at 529-6272 to request a copy of this month's title.

This month we are reading The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (and Their Muses) by Terri Lynn DeFino.

"Alfonse Carducci was a literary giant who lived his life to excess, lovers, alcohol, parties, and literary rivalries. But now he's come to the Bar Harbor Home for the Elderly to spend the remainder of his days among kindred spirits: the publishing industry's nearly gone but never forgotten greats. Only now, at the end of his life, does he comprehend the price of appeasing every desire, and the consequences of forsaking love to pursue greatness. For Alfonse has an unshakeable case of writer's block that distresses him much more than his precarious health. Set on the water in one of New England's most beautiful locales, the Bar Harbor Home was established specifically for elderly writers needing a place to live out their golden years, or final days, in understated luxury and surrounded by congenial literary company."

Friday, December 7, 2018

Kids' Book Group - January

January Meeting:   1/2/19 at 4:00pm

The Kids' Book Club meets at 4:00pm on the first Wednesday of each month, in the library gathering room. Each month, members explore popular juvenile and preteen titles. Copies are available at the circulation desk for both members and nonmembers. 
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This month we are reading Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm, a historical fiction novel.

"Ten-year-old Beans Curry, a member of the Keepsies, the best marble playing gang in Depression-era Key West, Florida, engages in various schemes to earn money while "New Dealers" from Washington, D.C., arrive to turn run down Key West into a tourist resort."

The book club currently has one available slot!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Library Director's Book Group - January

January Meeting:  1/30/19 at 6:45
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Due to the holiday season, we will not be meeting at the end of December. The next meeting is going to be at the end of January. 

The Library Director's Book Group meets at 7:00pm on the last Wednesday of each month, in the library gathering room. Book titles are chosen by the members and copies are available at the library. The group alternates between fiction and non-fiction titles.

This month we are reading Suzanne's Children by Ann Nelson:

A story of courage in the face of evil. The tense drama of Suzanne Spaak who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz. This is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust. Suzanne Spaak was born into the Belgian Catholic elite and married into the country's leading political family. Her brother-in-law was the Foreign Minister and her husband Claude was a playwright and patron of the painter Renée Magritte. In Paris in the late 1930s her friendship with a Polish Jewish refugee led her to her life's purpose. When France fell and the Nazis occupied Paris, she joined the Resistance. She used her fortune and social status to enlist allies among wealthy Parisians and church groups. Under the eyes of the Gestapo, Suzanne and women from the Jewish and Christian resistance groups "kidnapped" hundreds of Jewish children to save them from the gas chambers. In the final year of the Occupation Suzanne was caught in the Gestapo dragnet that was pursuing a Soviet agent she had aided. She was executed shortly before the liberation of Paris.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Ornament Workshop

On Saturday December 22nd from 10:30-12:00, the Upton Town Library will be hosting a Tweens & Teens Ornament Workshop for ages 10-16.

This event will take place in our Gathering Room. Participants will make an assortment of holiday and winter ornaments, perfect for decorating all season long!

Please register on our Events link here, or by calling the library at 508-529-6272.