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Book Club has Good Omens in September

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Satire, parody, Armageddon, and British humor abound

Join the Book Club on Thursday, September 8, from 6-8 p.m. for a discussion of Good Omensby Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

The birth of the Antichrist in a London hospital begins the countdown to Armageddon. As the forces of both Heaven and Hell anticipate the coming battle to decide the world’s fate, a desperate few–including an angel with a taste for rare books, a demon in mirrorshades, the descendant of the world’s most accurate prophetess, a part-time witchfinder, four young children, and a dog–race against time to prevent it.

Irreverently funny and unexpectedly wise, this collaboration between comics writer Gaiman and Discworld series author Pratchett fuses fantasy and comedy into an untrammeled romp through the latter days.

New members are welcome! For more information about the book club, contact the library at 503-682-2744 or by email at reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

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Book Club: Good Omens
Thursday, September 8
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Rose Room
Free

Book Club discusses “Little Bee” next Thursday, March 10

"Little Bee" by Chris Cleave

"Little Bee" by Chris Cleave

Join us Thursday, March 10, from 6-8 p.m. for a discussion of Chris Cleave’s Little Bee.

The New York Times had this to say about it:

“While the pretext of “Little Bee” initially seems contrived — two strangers, a British woman and a Nigerian girl, meet on a lonely African beach and become inextricably bound through the horror imprinted on their encounter — its impact is hardly shallow. Rather than focusing on postcolonial guilt or African angst, Cleave uses his emotionally charged narrative to challenge his readers’ conceptions of civility, of ethical choice.”

Discuss this book with fellow Wilsonville readers. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk – just ask. New members are always welcome!

For more information, visit the Book Club website at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WVBook/

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Book Club – Little Bee
Thursday, March 10
6-8 p.m.
Rose Room
Free

Book Club searches for the Moonstone

"The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins

"The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins

Join in the search!

On Thursday, August 12, at 6:00 p.m. the Book Club will discuss Wilkie Collin’s mystery novel The Moonstone. Hailed as “the first and greatest of English detective novels” by T.S. Eliot and “probably the very finest detective story ever written” by Dorothy L. Sayers,  The Moonstone  is a masterpiece of suspense.

A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for many years to reclaim their ancient talisman, looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears, the case looks simple, but in mid-Victorian England no one is what they seem and nothing can be taken for granted.

Witnesses, suspects, and detectives each narrate the story in turn. The bemused butler, the love-stricken housemaid, the enigmatic detective Sergeant Cuff, the drug-addicted scientist–each speculate on the mystery as Collins weaves their narratives together.

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Book Club – The Moonstone
Thursday, August 12
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Rose Room
Free – New members welcome!

Book Club goes on the High Seas

Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling

"Captains Courageous" by Rudyard Kipling

It’s not too late to get your copy and join us this Thursday, July 8, at 6:00pm for a thrilling discussion of Rudyard Kipling’s Captains Courageous.

Can spoiled rich boy Harvey Cheyne survive life on a ship? How will he adapt to a culture unlike what he has known? What does the novel have to say about class differences? How is the novel an allegory of the changing times at the beginning of the 20th century?

Come share your thoughts about this book and bring suggestions of your favorite authors and titles for future meetings. For more information about the book club, contact the library at 503-682-2744 or by email at reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org .

To stay connected, you can also join the email list by emailing reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org, or visiting the book club website at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WVBook/.

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Book Club – Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
Thursday, July 8
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Rose Room

Can our thoughts really influence the world around us?

Cover for "Hidden Messages in Water"

"Hidden Messages in Water" by Masaru Emoto

Join the Book Club on Thursday, May 13, for a discussion of this question raised in Masaru Emoto’s Hidden Messages in Water. Books are available for check-out – just ask at the Circulation Desk for the Book Club copy.

For more information, visit the book club website at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WVBook/ , call the library at 503-682-2744, or email Malia at laughton@ci.wilsonville.or.us.

And don’t forget – the Book Notes Concert Series has its final concert for the season this Saturday, May 8, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Come enjoy the melifluous sounds of the Northwest Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines.

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Book Club
Thursday, May 13
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Rose Room

Book Notes
Saturday, May 8
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Fiction Stacks

Book Club discovers the Lost City of Z

Join us on Thursday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m. for a discussion of David Grann’s The Lost City of Z. New members are welcome!

Lost City of Z by David GrannLost City of Z
In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

For more information, visit the book club website at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WVBook/.

Book Club goes to Sweden

Join us on at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, for an evening of amateur sleuthing and family secrets. In Sweden!

The Girl with the Dragon TattooThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue.  Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pieced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.

The Book Club is free and open to all. New members welcome!

Come share your thoughts about these titles and bring suggestions of your favorite authors and titles for future meetings. For more information about the book club, contact the library at 503-682-2744 or by email at reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org.

To stay connected, you can also join the email list by emailing reference@wilsonvillelibrary.org, or visiting the book club website at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WVBook/.