Bring Dad or Grandpa (or both!) to the library for a special story, snack, and playtime! 10am, Saturday, November 19.
A group of teen library patrons are planning to make fleece blankets to donate to Ronald McDonald House in Rochester. We are requesting donations of fleece in order to complete this project. If you are able to donate fleece or money to help buy fleece, please drop your donation off at the library any time between now and November 18. Thank you!
The library book club selection for November is Mary Coin by Marisa Silver.
Bestselling author Marisa Silver takes Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother photograph as inspiration for a story of two women—one famous and one forgotten—and their remarkable chance encounter.
In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of the road in central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting migrant laborers in search of work. Few personal details are exchanged and neither woman has any way of knowing that they have produced one of the most iconic images of the Great Depression. In present day, Walker Dodge, a professor of cultural history, stumbles upon a family secret embedded in the now-famous picture. In luminous prose, Silver creates an extraordinary tale from a brief event in history and its repercussions throughout the decades that follow—a reminder that a great photograph captures the essence of a moment yet only scratches the surface of a life.
The book club will meet to discuss this book at 7pm on Thursday, December 1. Anyone who wishes is welcome to read the book and join the discussion.