Beyond the Book Discussion: All the Light We Cannot See

Beyond the Book Discussion: All the Light We Cannot See

Please join us for Brunch and Books from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, as we discuss Anthony Doerr's Pulitzer Prize winning novel All the Light We Cannot See. 

"A novel to live in, learn from, and feel bereft over when the last page is turned, Doerr’s magnificently drawn story seems at once spacious and tightly composed. It rests, historically, during the occupation of France during WWII, but brief chapters told in alternating voices give the overall—and long—­narrative a swift movement through time and events. We have two main characters, each one on opposite sides in the conflagration that is destroying Europe. Marie-Louise is a sightless girl who lived with her father in Paris before the occupation; he was a master locksmith for the Museum of Natural History. When German forces necessitate abandonment of the city, Marie-Louise’s father, taking with him the museum’s greatest treasure, removes himself and his daughter and eventually arrives at his uncle’s house in the coastal city of Saint-Malo. Young German soldier Werner is sent to Saint-Malo to track Resistance activity there, and eventually, and inevitably, Marie-Louise’s and Werner’s paths cross. It is through their individual and intertwined tales that Doerr masterfully and knowledgeably re-creates the deprived civilian conditions of war-torn France and the strictly controlled lives of the military occupiers." --review by Brad Hooper for BookList.

Movies and Munchies

Movies and Munchies

Movies and Munchies at the Library

Select Fridays at 12:00 pm

Bring a snack or a picnic lunch and enjoy a family movie at the library.  Movies start at noon and are shown in the Annex.

June 10 - Lego Movie

June 24 - Wreck-It Ralph

July 15 - Norm of the North

July 29 - Hotel Transylvania 2

August 12 - Up