Book Club Meetup: The Red Queen

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Dover Public Library

73 Locust St · Dover, NH

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We have reserved the Trustees Room. The front desk has our name, Dover Book Club. The reservation is from 2 PM to 4 PM.

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The book is The Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard.

Synopsis: This is a world divided by blood - red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare's potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance - Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.

I've reserved a room at the Dover Public Library. The reservation is from 2 PM to 4 PM. I read through their policies, and here are the bits that seem pertinent to us:

*Programs may not disrupt the use of the Library by others. Attendees must enter and exit the building in a quiet, orderly manner. Children may not be left alone in the Library while a parent attends a meeting. Persons attending the meetings are subject to all Library rules and regulations.

*Library facilities must be left in a clean and orderly condition.

*Refreshments may be prepared in the kitchenette, but clean-up, immediately following the meeting, is required. Users must pay for repair of any damages or any extra clean up costs incurred. The Library will not be responsible for materials or equipment left in the building by users.

*The Library reserves the right to revoke meeting room privileges at any time.

*Permission to use Library facilities does not constitute an endorsement by the Library staff or its Board of Trustees of the users or their beliefs.

Plus this:

“Meet Green” @ the Library! Groups are requested to abide by these eco-friendly room rules:

*Be paperless: make handouts available on a website, or use both sides of post-consumer recycled paper if handouts are required.
*Use refillable water bottles instead of plastic water bottles.
*Use recyclable materials when serving food/drink and save packaging by using bulk containers, not single-serving packets.
*Use appropriate recycling containers (provided).
*Turn off all lights and equipment used at the end of the meeting.

It looks like food options are a little broader at the Dover Library, if we'd like to coordinate a pot-luck-y kind of thing. Or bring take out individually, perhaps.