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Book Club

From Book to Big Screen

2018-05-21 12:00:00 2018-05-21 13:00:00 America/New_York Book Club Bring a lunch and discuss books that have made it to the big screen. Books are available at desk. Perry Sippo Branch

Monday, May 21
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-05-21 12:00:00 2018-05-21 13:00:00 America/New_York Book Club Bring a lunch and discuss books that have made it to the big screen. Books are available at desk. Perry Sippo Branch

Bring a lunch and discuss books that have made it to the big screen. Books are available at desk.

Movie Viewing
Mondays | 11 am–1 pm
Mar 12  The Dinner
Apr 9    The Glass Castle
May 14  Wonder

Book and Movie Discussion
Mondays | 12–1 pm
Mar 19   The Dinner by Herman Koch
Apr 16    The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
May 21   Wonder by R J Palacio

Two couples meet for dinner at a fashionable restaurant in Amsterdam.  Behind their polite conversation, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened.  Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love. Jeannette Walls tells the story about her childhood. She talks about living like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Retreating to the dismal West Virginia mining town--and the family-- her father, Rex Walls, had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home. Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

FAQs

Will the book be available for me to borrow?
Yes, titles are reserved for members and available at the desks.

Where can I find books by my favorite author, explore similar authors, or find the next book in the series I'm reading?
You can find similar books with NoveList Plus, a comprehensive online readers’ advisory tool. Using NoveList, you can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-a-likes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.

                     

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Movies | Book Clubs |

TAGS: | Books to Movies | Book Club |

Perry Sippo Branch

perry@starklibrary.org
Phone: 330-477-8482

Branch manager
Lisa Szeles

Hours
Mon, Aug 20 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Aug 21 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Aug 22 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Aug 23 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Aug 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 25 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Aug 26 Closed

About the branch
The Perry Sippo Branch is located within the Exploration Gateway alongside the Stark County Park District office. The branch boasts a serene atmosphere and views of Sippo Lake as well as a coffee and gift shop.

Upcoming events

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