MANALAPAN – A full month of virtual activities continues throughout October as the Monmouth County Library continues to be innovative with offerings for members seeking recreation, education, and programs especially geared to teens and children in addition to book and film discussion groups.
Th library’s Book Discussion group will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7 and moderated by Rebecca Gokberk on the book, “Bowlaway,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Residents are invited to place a book on hold and pick up the selection at their local branch and read it before the discussion begins. Limited e-Book availability is also offered at https://monmouth.overdrive.com.
The Library Book, by Susan Orleans, will be the book under virtual discussion for the History Book Club on Thursday Oct. 22, also from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and will be moderated by Jeanmarie Kantor.
Sessions are all conducted on Webex and internet access is required for attendance. Registration for either program is on EventKeeper and information will be e-mailed on how to join the discussion.
“Bowlaway” by Elizabeth Mc Cracken, is the story of Bertha Truitt, who was discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the beginning of the 20th century, with a bowling ball, candlepin and 15 pounds of gold on her person. The story is one of unraveling family myths and secrets and takes into consideration both ties that bind and rifts that divide.
The Library Book is the story of a 1986 fire that consumer 400,000 books in the Los Angeles Public Library but begs the question 30 years later whether the fire was intentionally set and by whom. The book traces the history of libraries in the nation and the often quirky individuals who preceded today’s professional librarians.
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