Book Club – Every 4th Friday, 9:30 AM
Join us for a riveting discussion on the fourth Friday of every month.
June 22 – The Soloist – Steve Lopez
[Then join us on July 2 at 6 PM for our Movie Time showing of The Soloist (PG-13)]
July 27 – The Map That Changed the World – Simon Winchester
August 24 – Prague Sonata – Bradford Morrow
Previous Book Club selections:
May 2017 – All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani
June 2017 – Everything I Never told you by Celeste Ng
July 2017 – The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
August 2017 – The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon
September 2017 – The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
October 2017 – The Lake House by Kate Morton
November 2017 – The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
December 2017/January 2018 – Did you ever have a family? by Bill Clegg
February 2018 – Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
March 2018 – Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
April 2018 – The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright
May 2018 – News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Knitting Club – Every 2nd Monday, 6-8 PM
Do you like to knit or want to learn how? Join us! The first half of the year, we will knit scarves and hats for the community giving tree in December. The second half of the year we will knit a group project (probably a blanket) to donate to the library to be used as a prize. Knitters are welcomed to bring their own project to work on as well!
Upcoming Dates: ** June 11 will be our last date until fall.**
David Howard – Author Visit
June 20th @ 2 PM
Join us as David Howard discusses his latest book, Chasing Phil: The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World’s Most Charming Con Man. Howard will also answer questions and sign books.
The Thunderbird Motel, February 1977. J. J. Wedick and Jack Brennan—two fresh-faced, maverick FBI agents—were about to embark on one of their agency’s first wire-wearing undercover missions.
Their target? Charismatic, globetrotting con man Phil Kitzer, whom some called the world’s greatest swindler. As they circled the globe together for the next eight months—bouncing to Miami, to Hawaii, to Tokyo and Frankfurt and New York City—Phil revealed the secrets behind his ingenious multimillion-dollar schemes.
But as Jack and J.J. played the role of protégés and co-conspirators, meeting homicidal mobsters and desperate marks and a colorful network of fellow scammers, something even more shocking happened: They became Phil’s friends.
This is their story.
“In the genre of truth-is-stranger-than-fiction, Chasing Phil is a standout. What a wild, wonderful story of cons and crooks, told with great style and swagger.” —Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin
DAVID HOWARD is a journalist and editor who has spent the past twenty-five years crafting compelling works of nonfiction. His first book, Lost Rights: The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic, chronicled the 138-year journey of an original, priceless rendition of the Bill of Rights that was pilfered during the Civil War. Publishers Weekly called the book a “remarkable American story” and a “marvelously compelling read” in a starred review. Dave has spoken at the National Archives, the National Constitution Center, and Virginia’s State Library, and appeared on an episode of the History Channel show “Brad Meltzer’s Lost History.” He was also featured on C-SPAN’s Book TV. As an editor he has worked with some of the nation’s top nonfiction writers, and been part of teams that have won three National Magazine Awards.