Library Events
at Middletown Thrall Library

>> Switch to Monthly View - See our calendar of events >>

( see Children's & Young Adult Events )

Please check before attending events:
Library Closings & Delays
RSS Feed Subscribe (RSS Feed) [?]



Remarkable Reads Book Discussion: March 2019

Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann

A Book Discussion with Matt Pfisterer

March 26, 2019

at Middletown Thrall Library, in our 2nd floor Community Room.

About the book (from the publisher's description): "From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. In this last remnant of the Wild West - where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the 'Phantom Terror,'roamed - many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization's first major homicide investigations...."

Free copies of this book are available for borrowing or reserving at Middletown Thrall Library!

Please follow this link to search the library catalog for this book.

About the Presenter...
Questions?

Sankofa African Drum & Dance Ensemble

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2 PM

in our 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

"Sankofa meaning going back to the roots in the Twi language from Ghana...

West Africa is very symbolic in promoting personal and community awareness of the positive role of the arts in the villages in West Africa demonstrated through our rich cultural values passed on to us by our great ancestors Nananom.

This group was originally formed in the summer of 1997 from my community drum circles in Allentown and Stroudsburg, PA. This group teaches togetherness in diversity and empowerment of the individual self-image as well as the community building / teamwork through African drumming and dance."

This event is free and open to the public!
Questions?

Remarkable Reads Book Discussion: January 2019

* Postponed to Feb. 2019

Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste NG

A Book Discussion with Matt Pfisterer

January 30, 2019, 3 PM

* New date: February 7, 2019

at Middletown Thrall Library, in our 2nd floor Community Room.

About the book (from the publisher's description): "In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community."

Free copies of this book are available for borrowing or reserving at Middletown Thrall Library!

Please follow this link to search the library catalog for this book.

About the Presenter...
Questions?





This blog is updated periodically, so check back from time to time.

[ Main Blogs Page ] [ Library Home Page ] [ Web Guides ] [ Ask a Librarian ]


Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! [Valid RSS]