Organizing and shelving materials at the Library are a part of my daily work routine. Working as a Library Page allows me access to many, many books and AV items that I might not be aware of otherwise.
I thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook version of July’s Book Club selection. I didn’t know much about the rural home front during World War II and even less about Japanese internment camps. Tallgrass sneakily taught me a lot about both while I listened to a really good story.
This month, the Colbern Road Evening Book Club is discussing The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht. Join us Wednesday, June 27th at 7:00 p.m. as we gather to talk about the work of one of America’s best fiction writers.
The Raytown Branch Adult Book Group will be reading Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult for their July meetings. Shay Bourne, a prisoner on death row in New Hampshire, has one last request to donate his heart, post-execution, to the sister of his victim who needs a transplant.
The Raytown Branch Adult Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and the third Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Our groups usually last from 60 to 90 minutes.
We have plenty of copies of the book and audiobooks for you available at our checkout desk.
Seventeen-year-old Emerson is crazy. How else can she explain her unfortunate habit of seeing and talking to the dead people who appear to her everywhere? At least she’s out of the mental ward of the hospital and off her meds now. Still, Em knows that she’s a freak and no one besides her brother, Thomas, and his wife, Dru, know the truth. But what is the truth?
Book Review: Getting Started in Value Investing by Charles S. Mizrahi
I loved this book. Let’s get that out of the way right away. I’ve read it at least three times, and it’s time for another read. The book is only 190 pages but packs a great foundation for a new investor and valued lessons for the seasoned. Mizrahi starts with a brief explanation and history of value investing. He then moves on to explain the misconceptions and basics of value investing. He continues with great skill explaining what makes a company great. Once he has laid out the history and basics, Mizrahi does what not many of the other investing books do.
For our July discussion, we are reading two very intense thrillers. The first one involves an undercover murder investigation in Dublin. The second one involves a Supreme Court nomination fraught with corruption and greed. Join us at the Antioch Branch on July 23 at 7:00 p.m. to express your views on both.
For July, the Monday Mystery Book Club read White Heat by M. J. McGrath. This book is set in the High Arctic. The Inuit that live there have their own traditions and way of living. The food they consume turned our stomachs, but it is eaten to keep one alive in the Arctic.