The Tulare County Library is continuing a new "Book Club" program designed to encourage adults to use the library more. The library provides the books for the members of the book club to read. The readers have 60 days to finish the book. At the end of the 60 days the readers get together and discuss the book's content and impact.
Interested in joining a Book Club? Stop by the Springville Library Branch and speak with Donna Ellis, our Librarian Assistant. The current Book Club is full but Donna would be delighted to get another one, or two, or three . . . up and running. Book Club groups try to limit the amount of participants to 12 in each group.
The third book that the current Book Club will be reading is "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. In the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson’s wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, the Major leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and regarding her as the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition? (Description of the book provided by Amazon)
To participate in future Book Clubs, contact Springville’s Librarian Assistant, Donna Ellis at 559-539-2624 or stop by and speak with her in person. Springville’s Library hours are: Thursday – 11 am – 5 pm & 6 – 8 pm; Friday – 9 am – 1 pm & 2 – 6 pm; Saturday – 9 am – 1 pm & 2 – 5 pm. The Library address is; 35800 Highway 190, Springville, Ca. (Located on the Sequoia Dawn property)
Other programs currently available at the Library: After School @ 2 pm; Story-time @ 3:30 pm & knitting classes @ 6 pm each Thursday.