november, 2021

fri05nov11:00 AM12:15 PMVirtual EventAttend in person or via Zoom: Book Lovers Book Club - 11/22/63 by Stephen King11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Ponte Vedra Beach BranchBe the first to RSVPSpaces Still Available

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All adults are invited to join the Book Lovers Book Club meeting in person or via Zoom from anywhere, whichever is better for you! You do not have to be a St. Johns County resident or SJCPLS library card holder to participate.  To join us via Zoom, RSVP for this event below and make sure to create a free Zoom account (www.zoom.us) if you don’t already have one. You will receive a Zoom link for the meeting the day of the meeting, or you can visit this event posting the day of the meeting for the link.

The book we will be reading is 11/22/63 by Stephen King. If you would like a copy of the book to read or listen to for our Book Club, please stop by our Adult Reference Desk beginning October 8. Print and audiobook CD copies of this selection will be available for you to checkout at the Adult Reference Desk while copies last. If we run out of copies, we are happy to put you on the waiting list.

Plot synopsis of 11/22/63:  “On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination – a thousand page tour de force. Following his massively successful novel Under the Dome, King sweeps readers back in time to another moment – a real life moment – when everything went wrong: the JFK assassination. And he introduces readers to a character who has the power to change the course of history. Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students – a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk. Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane – and insanely possible – mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life – a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time. A tribute to a simpler era and a devastating exercise in escalating suspense, 11/22/63 is Stephen King at his epic best.” (taken from www.bookbrowse.com)

When you’re done reading, please return your copy to the Adult Reference Desk. 11/22/63 is also available to download and/or request for your tablet, phone, etc. via Overdrive or with the Libby App and your SJCPLS library card! Please call the Library at (904) 827-6950 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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(Friday) 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

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Ponte Vedra Beach Branch

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