Adult Programs

YARNIVORES: PORTABLE CRAFT MEET

Yarnivores is taking a break to enjoy the warmer weather. See you in the fall…!

Bring your knitting, crocheting, needlepoint – whatever needle craft you like – and join other like-minded crafters every Wednesday morning at the library for a knitting/portable craft get-together.

LIVINGSTON MANOR BOOK CLUB

Typically every second Tuesday of each month, the next Book Club meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022, at 12:30 pm, location still to be decided.

For October’s book, the Club will discuss Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks, about which Goodreads says:

“In 1666, plague swept through London, driving the King and his court to Oxford, and Samuel Pepys to Greenwich, in an attempt to escape contagion. The north of England remained untouched until, in a small community of leadminers and hill farmers, a bolt of cloth arrived from the capital. The tailor who cut the cloth had no way of knowing that the damp fabric carried with it bubonic infection.

So begins the Year of Wonders, in which a Pennine village of 350 souls confronts a scourge beyond remedy or understanding. Desperate, the villagers turn to sorcery, herb lore, and murderous witch-hunting. Then, led by a young and charismatic preacher, they elect to isolate themselves in a fatal quarantine. The story is told through the eyes of Anna Frith who, at only 18, must contend with the death of her family, the disintegration of her society, and the lure of a dangerous and illicit attraction.

Geraldine Brooks’s novel explores love and learning, fear and fanaticism, and the struggle of 17th century science and religion to deal with a seemingly diabolical pestilence. ‘Year of Wonders’ is also an eloquent memorial to the real-life Derbyshire villagers who chose to suffer alone during England’s last great plague.”

Contact the Livingston Manor Free Library at livcirc@rcls.org, or give us a call at (845) 439-5440 with any questions and/or to sign up for the Book Club. Book Club members are responsible for ordering their own copy of the book through our Inter-Library Loan program. Hope to see you there!

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