Laripin' Good Library Kings & Queens Book
Discussion and Potluck Supper Club
(Monthly Book Discussion Group)
The book club meets
once each month at 6:00 pm
in the Library's Community meeting Room.
Potluck refreshments are provided by, and served to, our book club members.
Sign-up at the
circulation desk or come to a meeting first to see if you're
For more information
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Monday, May 21st - 6:00pm
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
'If I cannot do
great things, I can do small things in a great way.' Martin Luther
'I don't want that nurse touching my baby.' Those are the
instructions from the newborn child's parents. However, when the
baby goes into cardiac arrest, Ruth, a nurse of twenty years'
experience, sees no option but to assist. But the baby dies. And
Ruth is charged with negligent homicide. Ruth is shattered and
bewildered as she tries to come to terms with her situation. She
finds different kinds of support from her sister, a fiery radical,
and her teenage son, but it is to Kennedy McQuarrie, a white
middle-class lawyer, to whom she entrusts her case, and her future.
As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other's
lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear. In
order for the privileged to prosper, they come to realize, others
have to suffer. Racism takes many forms, and is reinforced and
underpinned by the structures of our society.
Monday, June 25th - 6:00pm
Fahrenheit 451 by
temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns ..."
In a future totalitarian state where books
are banned and destroyed by the government, Guy Montag, a fireman in
charge of burning books, meets a revolutionary schoolteacher who
dares to read and a girl who tells him of a past when people did not
live in fear.
Monday, July 30th - 6:00pm
Woman of God by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
St. Peter's Square, Rome. White smoke signals that a
new Pope has been chosen. Is it possible that the new Pope is a
woman? The world is watching as historic crowds gather in Rome,
waiting for news of a new Pope, one who promises to be unlike any
other in the Church's history. Some followers are ecstatic, but the
leading candidate has made a legion of powerful enemies. From a
difficult childhood with drug addled parents, to a career as a
doctor on the front lines in Sudan, to a series of trials that test
her faith at every turn, Brigid Fitzgerald's convictions and
callings have made her the target of all those who fear that the
Church has lost its way, dangerous adversaries who abhor challenges
to tradition. Locked in a deadly, high-stakes battle with forces
determined to undermine everything she believes in, Brigid must
convert her enemies to her cause before she loses her faith and her