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Friday with the Friends Book Club

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Join the Friends of the Mandel Public Library and other book lovers every second Friday of the month for a lively discussion of selected books. February's book will be “Passing” by Nella Larsen. Irene Redfield is a Black woman living an affluent, comfortable life with her husband and children in the thriving neighborhood of Harlem in the 1920s. When she reconnects with her childhood friend Clare Kendry, who is similarly light-skinned, Irene discovers that Clare has been passing for a white woman after severing ties to her past—even hiding the truth from her racist husband. This classic 1929 novel was made into a Netflix film in 2021. Informal book chatter begins at 11:30 AM followed by a moderated book discussion at noon.

Millennials Ruin Book Club

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Join us for a new kind of book club created and ruined by millennials. This book club is no-pressure: meaning, you read what YOU want! Join librarians Bethany and Emily to talk about what you’ve read, what you’re currently reading, and what you’re reading next. New members are always welcome.

Author Talk: Bill Boggs

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Join author Bill Boggs as he discusses his book “The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog” and his writing process. Boggs is a professional television host and journalist-turned writer. “The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog” is a satire starring an English Bull Terrier who becomes famous after appearing with his owner on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. But the sardonic dog realizes that fame comes with a price. Books will be available for purchase to be signed by the author.

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Millennials Ruin Book Club

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