North Hill Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale and Book Sale Preview
Saturday, October 18
Preview: 8:30-10 am You must be a Friend of the Library member to attend the preview. Memberships will available for purchase at the door. Early shoppers get the best selection!
Book Sale: 10am-3pm Shop early for the best selection! Dealers welcome! Afternoon bag sale!
Monday, November 3 6:30 pm Book: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Join us for our Monday evening book discussion group on November 3 at 6:30 p.m. We will be discussing Life After Life by Kate Atkinson while enjoying some light refreshments. New members are always welcome to this lively discussion group where you can meet other book lovers and find out what books they are reading and raving about. Books will be available at the service desk one month prior to the discussion, or find a copy here in our library system and have one sent for you to pick up.
What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Does Ursula’s apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can — will she? Darkly comic, startlingly poignant, and utterly original — this is Kate Atkinson at her absolute best.
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Celebrate 140 years of the Akron Summit County Public Library. Go on our Trivia Hunt. Answer historical questions places around the library relating to each decade starting with 1874, the year the library opened. Then, turn in your answer sheet at the service desk. We will draw prizes at the end of the month.
Monday, October 6 6:30 pm Book: Delicious by Ruth Reichl
Join us for our Monday evening book discussion group on October 6 at 6:30 p.m. We will be discussing Delicious by Ruth Reichl while enjoying some light refreshments. New members are always welcome to this lively discussion group where you can meet other book lovers and find out what books they are reading and raving about. Books will be available at the service desk one month prior to the discussion, or find a copy here in our library system and have one sent for you to pick up.
Ruth Reichl is a born storyteller. Through her restaurant reviews, where she celebrated the pleasures of a well-made meal, and her bestselling memoirs that address our universal feelings of love and loss, Reichl has achieved a special place in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of readers. Now, with this magical debut novel, she has created a sumptuous, wholly realized world that will enchant you. Billie Breslin has traveled far from her home in California to take a job at Delicious!, New York’s most iconic food magazine. Away from her family, particularly her older sister, Genie, Billie feels like a fish out of water–until she is welcomed by the magazine’s colorful staff. She is also seduced by the vibrant downtown food scene, especially by Fontanari’s, the famous Italian food shop where she works on weekends. Then Delicious! is abruptly shut down, but Billie agrees to stay on in the empty office, maintaining the hotline for reader complaints in order to pay her bills. To Billie’s surprise, the lonely job becomes the portal to a miraculous discovery. In a hidden room in the magazine’s library, Billie finds a cache of letters written during World War II by Lulu Swan, a plucky twelve-year-old, to the legendary chef James Beard. Lulu’s letters provide Billie with a richer understanding of history, and a feeling of deep connection to the young writer whose courage in the face of hardship inspires Billie to comes to terms with her fears, her big sister and her ability to open her heart to love. Praise for Tender at the Bone “While all good food writers are humorous . . . few are so riotously, effortlessly entertaining as Ruth Reichl.”–The New York Times Book Review “A poignant, yet hilarious, collection of stories about people [Reichl] has known and loved, and who, knowingly or unknowingly, steered her on the path to fulfill her destiny as one of the world’s leading food writers.”–Chicago Sun-Times Praise for Comfort Me with Apples “The book’s charm emerges through Reichl’s writing, her observations and her amazing ability to capture people in a few memorable sentences. . . . You just have to read it.”–USA Today “Reads not like life described but like life lived . . . Each story affirms [Reichl's] desire to get beyond the surface, even as she celebrates its unlikely depths.”–The New York Times.