What to Read

Adult Book Clubs

Adult Book Club
Missoula by Jon Krakauer
Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women at the University of Montana - the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward; and what it cost them.

Rust Library
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7:00 PM

Adult Book Club
The Whip by Karen Kondazian
Inspired by the true story of Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man in the old west. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cascades Library.

Cascades Library
Monday, May 01, 2017
7:00 PM

Adult Book Club
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month.
The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn R. Saks
A memoir of paranoid schizophrenia by an accomplished professor who recounts her first symptoms at the age of eight, her efforts to hide the severity of her condition, and the obstacles she has overcome in the course of her treatment and marriage.

Purcellville Library
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
7:00 PM

Adult Book Club
Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim 
The relationship between Lisbeth and her enslaved wet nurse Mattie will shape both of their lives. 

Ashburn Library
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
7:00 PM

Adult Book Club
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
A tale inspired by the marriage of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald follows their union in defiance of her father's opposition and her scandalous transformation into a Jazz Age celebrity in the literary party scenes of New York, Paris, and the French Riviera.

Gum Spring Library
Thursday, May 04, 2017
10:00 AM

Graphic Novel Book Clubs

Graphic Novel/Comics Book Club
Strong Female Protagonist Book One by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag  
With super-strength and invulnerability, Alison Green used to be one of the most powerful superheroes around. Fighting crime with other teenagers under the alter ego Mega Girl was fun - until an encounter with Menace, her mind-reading arch enemy, showed her evidence of a sinister conspiracy, and suddenly battling giant robots didn't seem so important. Now Alison is going to college and trying to find ways to help the world while still getting to class on time. It's impossible to escape the past, however, and everyone has their own idea of what it means to be a hero....
Copies of the book will be available at the Ashburn Information Desk. The Graphic Novels/Comics Book Club meets at Comic Logic, 44031 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, #281, Ashburn, VA. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashburn Library.
For adults.

Offsite Programs
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
7:00 PM

Graphic Novel/Comics Book Club
Swallow Me Whole by Nate Powell 
Explore the dark corners of adolescence -- not the cliched melodramatic outbursts of rebellion, but the countless tiny moments of madness, the vague relief of medication, and the mixed blessing of family ties. As the story unfolds, two stepsiblings hold together amidst schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, family breakdown, animal telepathy, misguided love, and the tiniest hope that everything will someday make sense.
Copies of the book will be available at the Ashburn Information Desk. The Graphic Novels/Comics Book Club meets at Comic Logic, 44031 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, #281, Ashburn, VA. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashburn Library.
For adults.

Offsite Programs
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
7:00 PM

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