Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

The NamesakeTitle to be discussed:  The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.  Time of meeting:  Monday, May 7, at 6:30 PM.  Summary:  The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans.  On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family.  When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world.  Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name.  

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Empire Falls by Richard RussoTitle to be discussed: Empire Falls by Richard Russo. Time of meeting: Monday, April 2, 2012, at 6:30pm. Summary:  With this novel, Richard Russo cements his reputation as one of America's most compelling and compassionate storytellers. Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for twenty years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there? It could be his bright, sensitive daughter, Tick, who needs all his help surviving the local high school. 

Are you on the quest for a Bit O’ Ireland?

 If so, come to the Baldwin Boettcher Library on March 19, 2012  at 6:00 pm for our program “Taste of Ireland”. There will be music, food and crafts.

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Need Your Taxes Filed

Are you still needing your taxes filed?  AARP is at the Baldwin Boettcher Library doing taxes.  Did you know you do not have to be a member of AARP for them to help you.  Did you know you do not have to be a certain age for them to help you?  They will not do business taxes but they will help you with your personal filing if you bring all social security cards for the people on your return, 2010 Tax Return and all 2011 tax documents.  

When are they here?  Mondays 1 pm - 6 pm, Wednesday 12 noon to 5 pm, Friday 1 pm - 5 pm and Saturdays 12 noon until 4 pm.  It is on a first come first serve basis and you may wait a little while on some days but remember it is FREE!!

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Short Stories of F. Scott FitzgeraldTitle to be discussed: F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (and any other Fitzgerald stories you want to read!) Time of meeting: Monday, March 5, at 6:30 pm. Summary: In his short story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fitzgerald provides a humorous and touching journey that reveals what it's like to be born old and age in reverse. First published in Collier's magazine in 1922, this classic story affirms Fitzgerald's place in American literature as the most enduring chronicler of the Jazz Age and of the excesses of his generation.