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“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C.S. Lewis

 

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The Literary Café book discussion group will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 1st and Saturday, January 5th.  Come on down and share your share your love of books and reading.  Refreshments are always served.  Hope to see you then!

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Dinner and Book Discussion:  I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, by Giulia Melucci

Thursday, January 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

From failure to fusilli, this deliciously hilarious read tells the story of Giulia Melucci's fizzled romances and the mouth-watering recipes she used to seduce her men, smooth over the lumps, and console herself when the relationships flamed out.  Mattituck-Laurel Library patrons-only please.

 

 

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.

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The Radium Girls:  The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court.

The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.

But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come.

Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives. (From the publisher.)

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Bev's Book Beat

December, January, February

"Reading forces you to be quiet in a world that no longer makes place for that." - John Green

This time of year makes that quote by John Green even more important. Sometimes the hectic rush for the holidays can take away from the many reasons this is a season of joy, love and family. While I always like to advise it, knowing it can be difficult, make sure to take time to sit down and read, even if only for a few minutes. That time you take for yourself, the calmness and escape from the hustle and bustle, can do wonders.

Check out our selection of holiday books, cookbooks, magazines, music, movies … the Staff Picks case will be filled with some of our favorites, make sure to look it over.

One of the best things about this time of year, after the holidays, is that time slows down, you can stay warm, and cozy with a good book. This can also be a good time of year to give that new author you’ve been meaning to read a try, catch up on a series you’ve been reading, try a different genre than you’ve been used to. Being able to lose yourself in a book is one way to either make time stand still or make time fly by, depends on what you’re reading.

The colder months are here, winter begins December 21st, the year 2018 is coming to a close and a New Year begins!

Wishing you peace, joy and laughter for the holiday season, a wonderful New Year, and Happy Reading! Bev

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” C.S. Lewis

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