september, 2022

wed21sep6:00 PM7:15 PMVirtual EventZoom: Book Lovers Book Club - "The Paris Library" by Janet Skeslien Charles6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Be the first to RSVP500 Spots remaining

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PLEASE NOTE: This Book Club is for adults and high school students only. If you are a middle school student looking to join a SJCPLS Book Club, please visit our Teen page for Youth Book Clubs and other great activities for middle schoolers:  SJCPLS Teen Events

The Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library’s Book Lovers Book Club now meets twice a month in 2022 – in person on Friday morning and via Zoom on Wednesday evening – so everyone can join in, even if you work or go to school! All adults and high school teens are invited to participate. To join us via Zoom, please scroll down below to RSVP for a Zoom link. You will receive the link the day before the evening meeting. You can also choose to join us at our in-person meeting this month:  Book Lovers Book Club in-person meeting

The September selection our Book Club will be reading is The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles. Print copies of The Paris Library, while they last, are available at the Adult Reference Desk at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library for checkout. You can also request a copy of this selection in our catalog:  The Paris Library. If you need assistance requesting this selection, please stop by the Adult Reference Desk or call our Library at (904) 827-6950. This selection is also available as an e-book and as an e-audiobook in our database, Overdrive, which is also available as a free app called Libby for all Android and Apple devices. 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!

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(Wednesday) 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

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