Between the Lines Reads The Fifth Child

BTL Meets in October

If you like to read a variety of books, and if you like to discuss the books you read, check out one of the Aurora Public Library District’s adult book groups, Between the Lines!

There will be afternoon groups that meet at the Aurora Public Library on October 26 @ 1:00 pm and the Dillsboro Public Library on October 27 @ 1:00 pm. There will also be an evening meeting at the Local History Library on October 31 @ 6:30 pm. We will be discussing The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing.

In the unfettered atmosphere of the late 1960s, a couple builds a life based on their belief in the superior value of tradition and normalcy. A large house, a large family, all the expected pleasantries convince them they can remain untouched by dark events–until the birth of their fifth child, a gruesome, insatiably hungry, violent child.

This FREE program does require registration. If you would like to register, please speak to a librarian at the Aurora or Dillsboro Public Library to pick up a book and reserve your spot today.

As a reminder, this will be the last Between the Lines meeting of 2023. The club will start meeting again in January of 2024.

We can’t wait to see you there!

BTL Reads This Is How It Always Is

BTL Reads This is How It Always Is

If you like to read a variety of books, and if you like to discuss the books you read, you should join one of the Aurora Public Library District’s book groups. There will be afternoon groups that meet at the Aurora Public Library on September 28 @ 1:00 pm and the Dillsboro Public Library on September 29 @ 10:00 am. There will also be an evening meeting at the Local History Library on October 3 @ 6:30 pm. We will be discussing This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel.

This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.
When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.
Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes.
This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.

Pick up a book today to join our club and get reading!