Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Upton Reads Book Club - November 2019

Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia OwensNovember Meetings: 11/12/19 at 12:45pm and 11/14/19 at 6:45pm

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.

This month we will be reading Where the Crawdad Sings, by Delia Owens

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Kids' Book Group - November 2019

Dragons in a Bag by Zetta ElliottNovember Meeting: 11/6/19 at 4pm

The Kids’ Book Group 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.

This month we will be reading Dragons in a Bag, by Zetta Elliott

In Brooklyn, nine-year-old Jax joins Ma, a curmudgeonly witch who lives in his building, on a quest to deliver three baby dragons to a magical world, and along the way discovers his true calling.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Library Book Group - October 2019

The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo LeeOctober Meeting: 10/30/19 at 7pm

The Library 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. Copies of each month’s book are available at the library. Please call the library directly at 508-529-6272 to request a copy of this month's title.

This month we will be reading The Girl with Seven Names, by Hyeonseo Lee

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Friends of the Library Book Sale - Fall 2019

The Friends of the Library are having their fall book sale on Saturday, September 28!

Prices are:
$2 for hardcovers, DVDs, and CDs
$1 for adult paperbacks
$0.50 for children’s books

We also have our Friends of the Library tote deal! Fill a Friends of the Library tot bag to the brim with books for $20! Bring your own or buy a new one for $5. Must be a Friends of the Upton Library tote!!

Shop at the book sale and explore the other Heritage Day events around the Upton Town Common!