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Sci-Fi Book Discussion: Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler

The time is 2025. The place is California, where small walled communities must protect themselves from hordes of desperate scavengers and roaming bands of people addicted to a drug that activates an orgasmic desire to burn, rape, and murder. When one small community is overrun, Lauren Olamina, an 18 year old Black woman with the hereditary train of "hyperempathy"--which causes her to feel others' pain as her own--sets off on foot along the dangerous coastal highways, moving north into the unknown. 

Available as an eBook on hoopla.

Email mmaiorana@minlib.net to receive the Zoom invitation.

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Virtual Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club with Max! Sundays at 2:00 pm. Email us to receive an invite to watch on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com.

Sunday, July 12 will discuss Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Part 1 of the Wayside School series) by Louis Sacher.

Sunday, July 21 will discuss Dragons and Marshmallows (Part 1 of the Zoey and Sassafras series) by Asia Citro.

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Virtual Book Discussion: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Katsumi Hosokawa, a Japanese businessman, is invited to a birthday party in his honor at the home of the Vice-President of a South American country. Mr Hosokawa and the group of international guests are enchanted by the highlight of the evening, a performance by a famous opera star, Roxanne Coss. Members of a terrorist organization break into the house and take the group hostage. Relationships change and develop as the hostage situation continues.

Led by Linda Goldberg. Please email lgoldberg@minlib.net for the Zoom link to join.

Find the ebook on hoopla. Always available, no waiting!

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Book Discussion: The Radium Girls

The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger. The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive - until they begin to fall mysteriously ill. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. 
Led by Jillian Holmberg. Find the eBook and digital audiobook on Overdrive/Libby or the eBook and digital audiobook on hoopla. Please email framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com for the program link to join.

Virtual Bookworm Book Club with Max! thumbnail Photo

Virtual Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club with Max! Sundays at 2:00 pm. Email us to receive an invite to watch on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com.

Sunday, July 12 will discuss Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Part 1 of the Wayside School series) by Louis Sacher.

Sunday, July 21 will discuss Dragons and Marshmallows (Part 1 of the Zoey and Sassafras series) by Asia Citro.