Noon Brown Bag and a Book

Bring your lunch and join us on the third Wednesday of every month for our noontime book group. We meet from noon until around 1PM in the Strassweg Auditorium on the lower level of the library. Light refreshments are served, along with a lot of good talk about a different book every month. Here’s our schedule for the next several months:

Station Eleven

Wednesday, August 16th

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end.

Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed.