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McAuliffe Branch Book Group: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses. Photographer Eddie Cohen is a Russian immigrant who has abandoned from his father’s Lower East Side Orthodox community. When he photographs of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire he becomes embroiled in the suspicious mystery behind a young woman’s disappearance. Set against the backdrop of the Coney Island heyday and a volatile New York City, Coralie’s and Eddie’s lives intersect in this spellbinding story of love and loss.

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Vacation Book Chat

Come and chat about your favorite book or new books you received during the holiday season! Morning refreshments will be provided.

Please call 508-532-5636 or stop in at the McAuliffe Branch to register.

Mindfulness Book Group: Lunch with Buddha, by Roland Merullo thumbnail Photo

Mindfulness Book Group: Lunch with Buddha, by Roland Merullo

Join us as we continue our travels with Otto Ringling from the previous book Breakfast with Buddha, putting our skepticism aside and softening to the humor, kindness, and wisdom of his passenger, Volya Rinpoche.  The relationship between the two men has changed and they are now family, but even more important, Otto is opening up further to the purpose of his life and to what is possible.

Meditation will follow the book discussion.