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For Book Lovers'...

"Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them, it’s much cheaper to buy someone a book than it is the whole world." ~ Neil Gaiman

History Lovers' Book Club

Do you like reading about history, or well-written and researched historical fiction? How about joining us to discuss ancient Rome, or the French Revolution, English Kings, Russian culture ... with other history lovers! If you are interested in learning more about the past or are already a passionate student of history, you are welcome to join us.

failureThursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m.

Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King

In 1949, Florida's orange industry was booming with cheap Jim Crow labor. When a white seventeen-year-old Groveland girl cried rape, vicious Sheriff McCall was fast on the trail of four young blacks who dared to envision a future for themselves. Then the Ku Klux Klan rolled into town, burning homes and chasing hundreds of blacks into the swamps. So began the chain of events that would bring Thurgood Marshall, the man known as "Mr. Civil Rights," into the fray. Associates thought it was suicidal for him to wade into the "Florida Terror" at a time when he was irreplaceable to the burgeoning civil rights movement, but the lawyer would not shrink from the fight--not after the Klan had murdered one of Marshall's NAACP associates and Marshall had endured threats that he would be next. Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI's unredacted Groveland case files, as well as the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund files, King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader against a heroic backdrop.

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Bev's Book Beat

December, January, February

It’s that time of the year…. the holidays, end of the year, beginning of a new year. Time to cozy up with a good book. Time does seem to be going by too fast.

As many of you know, I like to challenge you to read outside your comfort zone. Keeping that in mind read a series, preferably one that’s a new one for you. Try a new author, if you read fiction, read a non-fiction…and vice versa. It’s always good to challenge yourself, you may be surprised finding a different type of book you like. Winter…cold nights, large sweaters, warm beverages, heavy socks and a good book.

Make sure you take time for yourself during the holidays. Even ten minutes of reading can lower your blood pressure and help you relax.

This and That
A few changes in the library: We’ve moved the large print by the circulation desk in the front room of the library. CD’s have been moved to the back room, against the wall, on the right hand. Paperbacks have been moved to the end of fiction in the back room. All new items are in the front room by the circulation desk.

Please Note:
Starting November 1, Macmillan publishers will restrict libraries, regardless of size or population served, to purchase only one single copy of a new eBook title for the first eight weeks after its release. This means much longer wait times for eBooks from authors such as Louise Penny, Jonathan Franzen, Nora Roberts, Daniel Silva, Michael Connelly, Nelson DeMille, and many more. Let Macmillan know that access to eBooks should not be denied, sign the petition at eBooksForAll.org.

I wish you a wonderful holiday season and a very happy 2020! Happy Reading!

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