september, 2022

fri16sep11:00 AM12:15 PMIn-Person: Book Lovers Book Club (also meets separately via Zoom!) - "The Paris Library" by Janet Skeslien Charles11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Ponte Vedra Beach Branch

Event Details

The Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library’s Book Lovers Book Club is hosted each month by our Adult Services Library Staff – Anne or Trinh – and offers two opportunities a month to discuss our monthly selection! You can attend in person on Friday morning at 11 am, via Zoom on Wednesday evening at 6 pm, or both. Adults are invited to participate and new members are always welcome! If you want to join us for our Zoom meeting, please RSVP online for a Zoom link at this weblink:  SJCPLS Book Clubs.

The Book Lovers Book Club will be reading is The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles in September. Print and audiobook CD copies, while they last, are available at the Adult Reference Desk at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for checkout with your SJCPLS library card. This title is also available  for checkout in physical formats via our SJCPLS online catalog or in downloadable formats via Overdrive with your SJCPLS library card. We can’t wait to discuss this book with you!

Book Synopsis Paris, 1939: Young and ambitious Odile Souchet has it all: her handsome police officer beau and a dream job at the American Library in Paris. When the Nazis march into Paris, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear, including her beloved library. Together with her fellow librarians, Odile joins the Resistance with the best weapons she has: books. But when the war finally ends, instead of freedom, Odile tastes the bitter sting of unspeakable betrayal. Montana, 1983: Lily is a lonely teenager looking for adventure in small-town Montana. Her interest is piqued by her solitary, elderly neighbor. As Lily uncovers more about her neighbor’s mysterious past, she finds that they share a love of language, the same longings and the same intense jealousy, never suspecting that a dark secret from the past connects them. A powerful novel that explores the consequences of our choices and the relationships that make us who we are — family, friends and favorite authors — The Paris Library shows that extraordinary heroism can sometimes be found in the quietest of places.” (taken from Reading Group Guides)

Thank you to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for sponsoring our branch library’s Book Lovers Book Club!

Time

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

Location

Ponte Vedra Beach Branch

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