Bookish Vibes Book Club & Author Visit with Yara Zgheib

Attention fellow readers and book lovers!* 

Are you an avid reader looking to discuss novels by popular and trending authors with other readers?  If so, our Bookish Vibes book club is for you! Bookish Vibes meets monthly at 7pm via Zoom and is all about “vibing” with a great read.  Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 8th at 7pm, where we will be discussing No Light to Land On by Yara Zgheib.  The best part?  Yara will also be zooming into our discussion! 

Copies of her novel will be available for you to borrow from the Patron Services Desk. You can register for our upcoming Bookish Vibes meeting, here.  The day before the event an email with information on how to access the Zoom meeting will be sent to you. 

From the Publisher: Hadi and Sama are a young Syrian couple in the throes of new love, building a life in the country that brought them together. They’d met in Cambridge, Massachusetts: he, a shell-shocked refugee of a bloody civil war; she, a passionate dreamer who’d come to America years earlier in search of new horizons. Now, they giddily await the birth of their son, a boy whose native language would be freedom and belonging. When Sama is five months pregnant, Hadi’s father dies, in Amman, the night before the embassy interview that would finally reunite Hadi with his parents and deliver them from a country in crisis. Hadi flies back to the Middle East for the funeral, promising he’ll be gone only a few days. On the day his flight is due to arrive in Boston, Sama decides to surprise him at the airport, eager to scoop him up and bring him back home. She waits, and waits. There are protests at Logan airport, and Hadi never shows up. What Sama doesn’t yet know is that Hadi has been stopped at the border. That he’s been taken away for questioning, detained in a windowless, timeless, nightmarish limbo. She does not know about the travel ban, that his legal status in the U.S., which yesterday seemed rock solid, is now in jeopardy – and with it, the chance that he’ll ever step foot on U.S. soil again.

Hope to see you there!

-Jessica, Interim Head of Adult Services & Acquisitions 

Happy Star Wars Day!

To celebrate May the 4th, which is also known as Star Wars Day, the Youth Department is offering a Baby Yoda Take & Make Craft and colorable Search and Find Star Wars sheets.  Find them both at the Youth Services Desk, while supplies last.

Members of the Yakety Yak 2nd-3rd Grade Book Club read and discussed a book about the creator of Star Wars, Who is George Lucas? The children and teen volunteers practiced using their STEM skills to build catapults with craft sticks, then launched pompoms at the “Death Star” to defend Endor and save the Ewoks.  The children had fun defeating the Death Star!

For more ideas, visit our Star Wars Book Display located in the Youth Services Wing of the Library.

May the Fourth Be With You!

Amanda Winter, Youth Services Librarian