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July Selection

Read a variety of books with moderator Ron Nicholson!

BTL is a relaxed and friendly gathering of people who enjoy sharing comments, ideas and questions about a common book they have read. The group moderator engages the members in discussion while sharing background information about the author, story, time period and locale.

BTL has three meeting times available each month so there’s always a time that fits in your schedule!

In 1972, when workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, were digging the foundations for a new development, the last thing they expected to find was a skeleton at the bottom of a well. Who the skeleton was and how it got there were two of the long-held secrets kept by the residents of Chicken Hill, the dilapidated neighbourhood where immigrant Jews and African Americans lived side by side and shared ambitions and sorrows.

As these characters' stories overlap and deepen, it becomes clear how much the people who live on the margins struggle and what they must do to survive. When the truth is finally revealed about what happened on Chicken Hill and the part the town's white establishment played in it, McBride shows us that even in dark times, it is love and community-heaven and earth-that sustain us.

2024 BTL Selections

JanuaryDemon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

FebruaryThe Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

MarchThe Lindbergh Nanny by Mariah Fredericks

AprilThe Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

MayLessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

JuneFlorence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

July – The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

AugustThe Last Russian Doll by Kristen Loesch

SeptemberA Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

OctoberHang the Moon by Jeanette Walls

09 AUG 24 Magnificent Magnets
August Craft!

Get crafty at the library!

APLD has monthly crafting opportunities for adults–all free of charge to participants. Some of these crafts are led by library staff or volunteers, but sometimes the library brings in outside experts to lead the instruction. Most activities try to be complete in one sitting, but this is not always possible.  Find out more about this month’s craft in the newsletter. 

Registration is required for all our adult craft programs. Registration opens one week prior to the event.