A Book Club for the Busy Reader

Post apocalyptic fiction that’s under 150 pages?  Yes, please!

Our next Read It & Eat book club choice explores new motherhood during the aftermath the end we start fromof a giant flood that leaves London totally submerged.  Megan Hunter’s novel The End We Start From is the perfect read to get you thinking but not take up too much of your time, and Kirkus Book Review notes it as being “a haunting take on modern disaster.” So stop on into the library and give it a try!  Print copies are available the the Patron Services Desk, and an e-book and an e-audiobook version is available via Hoopla.  

The next Read It & Eat book club meeting will be held on Monday, April 29 at 12pm, at Livingston Bagel located at 37 E Northfield Rd.  This book club is designed for busy people stopping in on their lunch hour for a quick bite to eat, those taking a coffee break during their weekly errands, or those who just want to drop in and see what it’s all about!  

Registration is appreciated, and you can do so via our event calendar.  

-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian

Big Library Read

From April 1 – April 15 the Overdrive E-library will be hosting a Big Library Read, where e-Social_Image_Homes_A_Refugee_Story_2library readers from all libraries will have unlimited access to the big read title choice Homes by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and Winnie Yeung.

A bit about the book as described by Overdrive:

“In 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to Homs, in Syria – just before the Syrian civil war broke out. Abu Bakr, one of eight children, was ten years old when the violence began on the streets around him: car bombings, attacks on his mosque and school, firebombs late at night. Homes tells of the strange juxtapositions of growing up in a war zone: horrific, unimaginable events punctuated by normalcy – soccer, cousins, video games, friends. Homes is the remarkable true story of how a young boy emerged from a war zone – and found safety in Canada – with a passion for sharing his story and telling the world what is truly happening in Syria. As told to her by Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, writer Winnie Yeung has crafted a heartbreaking, hopeful, and urgently necessary book that provides a window into understanding Syria.”  

Participants who post their participation in the Big Library Read to social media #BigLibraryRead will also be entered for a chance to win a Kobo Aura H20 from Overdrive.  You can read more about the contest here.  

So let’s get reading!  You can use the space below in the comments to discuss your thoughts about the book.  

-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian