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Coffee and Crime Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
Virtual Event
Zoom

While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged! 


Does a good mystery capture your interest? After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from the mystery genre. New members are always welcome.


Registration required.

 

In December, we are discussing The Thursday Murder Club by Richard OsmanThis title is available as an ebook or audiobook from DownloadLibrary. 


In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club.


When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case.


As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it's too late?


This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here.

 

You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code.

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Reading Central Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce
Virtual Event
Zoom

While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged! 


After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from a variety of genres and authors. New members are always welcome.


Registration required.


 In December, we will be discussing Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce. This title is available as an ebook or audiobook from DownloadLibrary


Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are doing their bit for the war effort and trying to stay cheerful, despite the German planes making their nightly raids. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent, and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper she seizes her chance; but after a rather unfortunate misunderstanding, she finds herself typing letters for the formidable Henrietta Bird, renowned advice columnist of Woman's Friend magazine.

Mrs. Bird is very clear: letters containing any Unpleasantness must go straight into the bin. But as Emmy reads the desperate pleas from women who many have Gone Too Far with the wrong man, or can't bear to let their children be evacuated, she begins to secretly write back to the readers who have poured out their troubles.

 

This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here.

 

You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code

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Grand Reads Book Club: Ragged Company

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Event
Zoom
While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged! After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from a variety of genres and authors. New members are always welcome.

In December, we will be discussing Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese.

Four chronically homeless people–Amelia One Sky, Timber, Double Dick and Digger–seek refuge in a warm movie theatre when a severe Arctic Front descends on the city. During what is supposed to be a one-time event, this temporary refuge transfixes them. They fall in love with this new world, and once the weather clears, continue their trips to the cinema. On one of these outings they meet Granite, a jaded and lonely journalist who has turned his back on writing “the same story over and over again” in favour of the escapist qualities of film, and an unlikely friendship is struck.

A found cigarette package (contents: some unsmoked cigarettes, three $20 bills, and a lottery ticket) changes the fortune of this struggling set. The ragged company discovers they have won $13.5 million, but none of them can claim the money for lack proper identification. Enlisting the help of Granite, their lives, and fortunes, become forever changed.

Ragged Company is a journey into both the future and the past. Richard Wagamese deftly explores the nature of the comforts these friends find in their ideas of “home,” as he reconnects them to their histories.


Registration required.

***Limited copies of the book are available for pickup at the Grand River Stanley Park Community Library starting Monday, August 30, 2021.  Please call 519-896-1736 to request a copy.***

This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here.

You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code.

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Coffee and Crime Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica
Virtual Event
Zoom

While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged!  


Does a good mystery capture your interest? After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from the mystery genre. New members are always welcome. 

 

Registration required. 

 

In January, we are discussing Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica. This title is available as an ebook or an audiobook from DownloadLibrary. 


 

People don't just disappear without a trace... 
Shelby Tebow is the first to go missing. Not long after, Meredith Dickey and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, vanish just blocks away from where Shelby was last seen, striking fear into their once-peaceful community. Are these incidents connected? After an elusive search that yields more questions than answers, the case eventually goes cold. 
Now, eleven years later, Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what they'll find... 

 


This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here. 

 

You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code. 

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Reading Central Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Virtual Event
Zoom

While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged! 

 

After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from a variety of genres and authors. New members are always welcome.

 

Registration required.

 

In January, we will be discussing My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. This title is available as an ebook or an eaudiobook from DownloadLibrary.


Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante's four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, the fiery and unforgettable Lila and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflicted friendship. This first novel in the series follows Lila and Elena from their fateful meeting as ten-year-olds through their school years and adolescence.

 

This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here.

 

You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program.

 

By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code 

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Coffee and Crime Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Virtual Event
Zoom

While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged!  


Does a good mystery capture your interest? After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from the mystery genre. New members are always welcome. 

 

Registration required. 

 

In February, we are discussing Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. This title is available as an ebook or an audiobook from DownloadLibrary. 


 

Maisie Dobbs entered domestic service in 1910 at thirteen, working for Lady Rowan Compton. When her remarkable intelligence is discovered by her employer, Maisie becomes the pupil of Maurice Blanche, a learned friend of the Comptons. In 1929, following an apprenticeship with Blanche, Maisie hangs out her shingle: M. Dobbs, Trade and Personal Investigations. She soon becomes enmeshed in a mystery surrounding The Retreat, a reclusive community of wounded World War I veterans. At first, Maisie only suspects foul play, but she must act quickly when Lady Rowan's son decides to sign away his fortune and take refuge there. Maisie hurriedly investigates, uncovering a disturbing mystery, which, in an astonishing denouement, gives Maisie the courage to confront a ghost that has haunted her for years. 

 

This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here. 

 

You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code 

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Reading Central Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Virtual Event
Zoom

While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged!  

 

After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from a variety of genres and authors. New members are always welcome. 

 

Registration required. 

 

In February, we will be discussing An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. This title is available as an ebookor an eaudiobookfrom DownloadLibrary. 

 

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.  

 

This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here. 

 

You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. 

 

By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code 

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