Events Calendar / Book Discussion

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Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club with Max! Sundays at 2:00 pm for Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com.
Sunday, April 11 will discuss Charlie Small: The Puppet Master by Charlie Small.
Sunday, April 25 will discuss Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.

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Book Discussion: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

This is the epic story of Frankie Presto—the greatest guitar player who ever lived—and the six lives he changed with his six magical blue strings. Frankie, was abandoned as an infant, and raised by a music teacher in a small Spanish town, until war rips his life apart. At nine years old, he is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. His amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, with his stunning playing and singing talent affecting numerous stars until, as if predestined, he becomes a pop star himself. But Frankie Presto’s gift is also his burden, as he realizes the power of the strings his teacher gave him, and how, through his music, he can actually affect people’s lives.

Led by Brigitte Griffin.

Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive or as an eBook on Hoopla. 

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events

The title for our May 11 discussion is The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende.

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Sci-Fi Book Group: Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald

Those families known as the Five Dragons were among the first humans to leave Earth to exploit the resources of the moon; while they have carved out their own specializations, their competition reflects the rough frontier spirit that still epitomizes lunar society. The Cortas made their fortune but even within the family there is a constant jockeying for power. The Corta matriarch is dying, and conflicts with their rivals, the Mackenzies, threaten to boil over into war.

Available in print HERE, and available as an audiobook on hoopla. Please email Lucy Loveridge, Library Liaison, at lloveridge@minlib.net for the zoom invite. 

On May 12, we will be reading Borne by Jeff VanderMeer (available on library shelves and Overdrive/Libby).
 

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Book Discussion: Norwegian By Night by Derek Miller

Evening Discussion: Tuesday, April 20, 7:00-8:00pm

Morning Discussion: Thursday, April 22, 11:00am-12:00pm

Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. When Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman in his apartment complex, he rescues her six-year-old son and decides to run. Pursued by both the Balkan gang responsible for the murder, and the Norwegian police, he has to rely on training from over half a century before to try and keep the boy safe.

Join us for either our morning or evening discussion or both! Led by Jillian Holmberg.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, or request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog or being held at McAuliffe.

Book Discussion: Norwegian By Night by Derek Miller thumbnail Photo

Book Discussion: Norwegian By Night by Derek Miller

Evening Discussion: Tuesday, April 20, 7:00-8:00pm

Morning Discussion: Thursday, April 22, 11:00am-12:00pm

Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has moved to Oslo, with his granddaughter and her Norwegian husband. When Sheldon witnesses the murder of a woman in his apartment complex, he rescues her six-year-old son and decides to run. Pursued by both the Balkan gang responsible for the murder, and the Norwegian police, he has to rely on training from over half a century before to try and keep the boy safe.

Join us for either our morning or evening discussion or both! Led by Jillian Holmberg.

Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, or request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog or being held at McAuliffe. May 18th's title will be The Binding by Bridget Collins.

Bookworm Book Club with Max! thumbnail Photo

Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club with Max! Sundays at 2:00 pm for Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com.
Sunday, April 11 will discuss Charlie Small: The Puppet Master by Charlie Small.
Sunday, April 25 will discuss Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.

Bookworm Book Club with Max! thumbnail Photo

Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 9th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com. These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.
Sunday, May 9 will discuss The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo.
Sunday, May 23 will discuss Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne.

Book Discussion: “The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende thumbnail Photo

Book Discussion: “The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende

A magical and sweeping love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, Alma Belasco’s parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family’s Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom.

Available to borrow by eBook and audiobook on Overdrive, request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog or one being held at McAuliffe. Led by Brigitte Griffin.  Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. The title for our June 8 discussion is TBD

Book Discussion: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins thumbnail Photo

Book Discussion: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins

It's a world in which people visit book binders to rid themselves of painful or treacherous memories. Once their stories have been told and are bound between the pages of a book, the slate is wiped clean and their memories lose the power to hurt or haunt them. Emmett Farmer is sent to the workshop of one such binder to live and work as her apprentice. He is forbidden to enter the locked room where books are stored, so he spends many months marbling end pages, tooling leather book covers, and gilding edges.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, ebook or audiobook on Hoopla, request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or one being held at McAuliffe. The title for our June 15 discussion is TBD.

Book Discussion: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins thumbnail Photo

Book Discussion: “The Binding” by Bridget Collins

​It's a world in which people visit book binders to rid themselves of painful or treacherous memories. Once their stories have been told and are bound between the pages of a book, the slate is wiped clean and their memories lose the power to hurt or haunt them. Emmett Farmer is sent to the workshop of one such binder to live and work as her apprentice. He is forbidden to enter the locked room where books are stored, so he spends many months marbling end pages, tooling leather book covers, and gilding edges.

Led by Jillian Holmberg. Register for the Zoom Link at: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. Available to borrow by eBook on Overdrive, ebook or audiobook on Hoopla, request a copy through the Minuteman Catalog, or one being held at McAuliffe.

Bookworm Book Club with Max! thumbnail Photo

Bookworm Book Club with Max!

Join us for Bookworm Book Club led by 9th grader Max! Grades 3-6. Email us to receive an invite to join on Zoom at framinghamlibrarybookgroups@gmail.com. These books are available on Overdrive/LibbyHoopla, or request a copy from the Minuteman Catalog.
Sunday, May 9 will discuss The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo.
Sunday, May 23 will discuss Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne.