Our next story/film will be Ernest Hemingway's The Killers. This story can be found in many short story anthologies. It is emblematic of Hemingway's spare style and emphasis on dialogue. Ask the librarian for a copy of the story -- it'll take you five minutes to read, but perhaps longer to figure out.
London High Court Judge Fiona Maye presides over a sensitive case involving a family of Jehovah's Witnesses who won't allow their seventeen-year-old son to get a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their religious beliefs. Meanwhile, Fiona's husband, Jack, has just left home, and she begins to feel the pressures of both resolving the case and saving her crumbling marriage.
Join our Adult Book Club Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles.
Fahrenheit 451 -- the temperature at which paper burns. In a dystopian future, the state employs men to burn books contrary to the party line. But what happens when one of the men hired to burn the books starts reading them?
The novel is widely acknowledged to be one of Ray Bradbury's best. Come in to the library and pick up a copy.
The film features brilliant direction from Francois Truffaut and inspired acting from Oskar Werner.
As always, there will be popcorn.
Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.
This book list compares crime stories that unfold in the same place, but at different times: The first comparison highlights a modern take on a classic in Los Angeles; the second, a progression from the '60s through the '80s in South Florida; and the third, crime sprees across the South-Southwest during the Depression and the late '80s.
Join our Adult Book Club. We have a lively group discussion for an hour and read mostly literary fiction titles. Members vote on the next book to read each month.
Our next book will be The Known World by Edward P. Jones.
For more information, call the Takoma Park Library, 202-576-7764.
Have you heard about Summer Reading yet? If not, then join us for a Summer Reading themed craft-ernoon!
This year we have a Super Hero theme: Every Hero Has A Story. For Saturday's craft we will create our own superheroes and get signed up for Summer Reading.
Already signed up? Great! We would love for you to create your own superhero as well, and claim prizes for your reading if you haven't already!
Halfway completion prizes include placemats and books, and final prizes include books, Chipotle coupons and Nationals tickets!