This December we’re celebrating great books and readers! Close out the year with a comforting read or a challenging one, and come talk about it with other book lovers! Check out our newest book club, Top Shelf, at the South Mandarin Library, and make sure to keep an eye on the meeting dates this month as some have changed due to holiday closures.
Children’s author Chris Barton joins us for two events in November and December! Kids are invited to a Junior Lit Chat to meet Chris and learn about his books. For adults, Chris teams up with Alton Yates, the subject of his book Moving Forward, to talk about how he came to write about our hometown hero – in the space where he did his research!
Medical science fiction, those books dealing with fictional practitioners of medicine or aspects of human physiology, are among the most compelling titles in the science fiction genre. From the reanimating of dead matter by Dr. Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's 1818 groundbreaking novel Frankenstein to the unethical harvesting of patient organs in Robin Cook's novel Coma, the power a doctor has to heal or harm will always make them fascinating characters.
For many, Thanksgiving is a time of cherished traditions. Across the nation, we gather, give thanks, and share what we’re most grateful for. Menus will vary from table to table – as will the faces around them. But for those who celebrate, Thanksgiving is a day to spend time with the ones you love, tell stories and make new memories.