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The movie group meets in the evening at least once a month on the third Tuesday to watch a new movie at the AMC Showplace or a newly released DVD at the library. The group sees movies based on books or otherwise connected to literature whenever possible. A discussion at Perkins Restaurant on Henderson Street follows.
The next outing will be the evening of Tuesday, June 18. The exact title and time will be announced a week before.
A movie based on the true story of a family who survived a tsunami and starring Naomi Watts will be shown upstairs at the library on Monday, June 10, at 6:00 pm. Free!
If you would like to receives email updates about what movies we are going to see and the exact times of the showings, please send an email message to email@example.com. Newcomers welcome!
If you don't find us at the theater, ask restaurant staff to help you find us. Both the movie and the restaurant are pay-your-own-way.
Newcomers are always welcome!
Book club discussions are open to all, and newcomers are welcome. Copies of the books are available at the Check-Out Desk about one month in advance. Please contact Jane at the Reference Desk (309-343-6118 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about the clubs.
The Tuesday Book Club meets at the library the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm. The Thursday Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Beanhive Coffeehouse (124 E. Simmons). The Tome Raiders (science fiction/fantasy group) meets once a month on a Friday, usually the third, at Alternate Realities (238 E. Main St.).
When he was a young man, Ellis Hock spent four of the best years of his life with the Peace Corps in Malawi. After his wife leaves him, he departs Massachusetts to return to Malawi. He finds the village he left much changed. In his novel The Lower River, author Paul Theroux interweaves memory and desire, hope and despair. Theroux himself was a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi 50 years ago.
Copies of The Lower River are available at the library's Check-Out Desk.
Join a book discussion of The Lower River:
Tue, June 11, 1:00 pm, upstairs at the library
Thur, June 13, 6:30 pm, Beanhive Coffeehouse
The June 11 discussion will be followed at 2:00 pm by a viewing of One Day in Africa (©Earthchild Productions, 78 minutes). You are welcome to attend the movie even if you do not attend discussion; if you arrive early, please take a seat until the discussion concludes.
Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club
The Tome Raiders science fiction/fantasy discussion group will meet at Alternate Realities (238 E. Main) at 6:00 pm on June 21 to discuss Robert Heinlein's classic (1957) sci fi book Have Space Suit - Will Travel. Kip Russell tries on a space suit he won in a contest and finds himself worlds away, a prisoner on a space pirate’s ship. Copies of the book are available at the Check-Out Desk.
Food for Thought
On Thursday, June 20 at noon, join us at En Season Cafe for lunch and a discussion of The Beekeeper’s Lament by Hannah Nordhaus.
Register and pay for your lunch ($10) at the Reference Desk by 8:00 pm June 18. En Season Café is located at Galesburg’s Sustainable Business Center (2900 W. Main) and serves locally grown food with an ever-changing lunch menu depending on what is in season. Copies of the book are available at the library's Check-Out Desk.
Area book clubs are invited to take advantage of a new service at the library. Book club kits are now available. Each kit contains 5 to 24 copies of a book and a set of discussion questions. One member of a club can check out the kit, distribute books to the club members, collect the books after discussion, and return the kit to the library. This is an easy way for a book club to find enough copies of a book for everyone in the club. The kits check out for six weeks. They are located in the library near the Science Fiction/Fantasy paperbacks, at the start of the Nonfiction section.