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Join us for a discussion of Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America (2018-Nonfiction) by Beth Macy (4.12/5 out of 16,501 ratings on Goodreads. An instant New York Times bestseller, Dopesick is the only book to tell the full story of the opioid crisis, from the boardroom to the courtroom and into the living rooms of Americans struggling to save themselves and their families: "masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference" (New York Times) from a journalist who has lived through it.
Copies of the book will be distributed to attendees at the May discussion, and limited copies will be available at the Centerville Reference Desk after the discussion. Those needing special accommodations should contact the Library in advance at 435-3700.
In collaboration with the Enrichment Center at Washington Township's RecWest, the Library is launching a new series called From Page to Screen. Each month we will read the book, watch the movie, and discuss!
Read: Cold Comfort Farm (1932-Fiction) by Stella Gibbons, 233 pp. (Goodreads - 3.91/5 with 39,042 ratings). When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith; Amos; their sons, Seth and Reuben; and Aunt Ada Doom. But Flora loved nothing better than to organize other people.
Film: Cold Comfort Farm (2003, with a running time of 105min.) Rated PG. Starring Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry, Freddie Jones, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen, Miriam Margolyes, and Rufus Sewell.
Copies of this book will be distributed at the May program and available to non-attendees after the film at Woodbourne Library. Books may be returned at the program or in the drop at either Woodbourne or Centerville Library.
The program is free, but registration is required to ensure adequate seating (and popcorn!).
Join our book club for some fun reading with other kids your age! For this month's meeting, please read New Kid by Jerry Craft. You can download the ebook through Hoopla. Visit our website for more information.