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BookEnders

Everyone is welcome to join in the book discussion!

BookEnders is the read and discuss book group for adults at Pleasant Grove City Library.

SCHEDULE

May 30, 2012 - Two Old Women by Velma Wallis
Wed. 30 May, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Library Closed for Inventory

Library is closed for inventory.
Mon. 13 Aug, 2012
Every Week until August 18, 2012

Library Closed for Inventory

Library is closed for inventory.
Tue. 14 Aug, 2012
Every Week until August 18, 2012

Library Closed for Inventory

Library is closed for inventory.
Wed. 15 Aug, 2012
Every Week until August 18, 2012

Library Closed for Inventory

Library is closed for inventory.
Thu. 16 Aug, 2012
Every Week until August 18, 2012

Library Closed for Inventory

Library is closed for inventory.
Fri. 17 Aug, 2012
Every Week until August 18, 2012

BookEnders - The Hunger Games

BookEnders is the read and discuss book group for adults at Pleasant Grove City Library.
Everyone is welcome to join in the book discussion!
Bookenders will meet in the lower floor of the Pleasant Grove Library on the dates shown below at 7 p.m.

SCHEDULE

August 29 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

September 26 - Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.

October 24 - The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
Chance meeting with a Sussex beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when fifteen-year-old Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive, retired detective Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher.

November 14 - Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene
Tells the story of how a small Nebraska town, wanting to offer the servicemen warmth and support, transformed its modest railroad depot into the North Platte Canteen - a place where soldiers could enjoy coffee, music, home-cooked food, magazines, and convivial, friendly conversation during a stopover that lasted only a few minutes.

January 30 - A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

February 27 - Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

March 27 - Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Describes the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the hunt to track down John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices.

April 24 - Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town-a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell. In her vintage Packard convertible, Tootie whisks CeeCee away to Savannah's perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity, a world that seems to be run entirely by women. From the exotic Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper, who bathes in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons, to Tootie's all-knowing housekeeper, Oletta Jones, to Violene Hobbs, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer.

May 29* - How Will You Measure Your Life? By Clayton Christensen and others
Drawn from his speech delivered to the 2010 Harvard Business School graduating class, innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen uses examples from his own life and answers an array of questions to provide guidance for achieving a fulfilling life.

*Books to be discussed next year will be chosen.
Wed. 29 Aug, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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R.E.A.D.

The R.E.A.D. (Reading for Entertainment and Discussion) Book Review Group at the Pleasant Grove City Library is a fun way to get introduced to new books and meet new people. From September to May, the group meets on the first Thursday morning of every month at 10:00 a.m. No registration is required. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. If you have any questions please call Tammra Salisbury at 801-785-3950.

A complete schedule for this year's book group and reading selections is available at the library.

2012-2013 Schedule:

September 6, 2012Scribbling Women by Marthe Jocelyn
In stories which took place from the tenth to the twentieth century, Scribbling Women features eleven of the thousands of women who wrote poetry, letters, books, travel journals, essays, and diaries in interesting times and places. Some of them chronicled or changed the world around them – all of them are astonishing. Many of the women in Scribbling Women lived eventful lives. They became friends with cannibals, delivered babies, stole horses, and sailed on whaling ships. Others lived quietly, close to home. Each of them illuminated the world through her words. In 1855 Nathaniel Hawthorne made a point of complaining about the irritating fad of “scribbling women” – thankfully there were some who ignored this comment and continued writing.

October 4, 2012Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Between Shades of Gray offers a harrowing and horrifying account of the forcible relocation of countless Lithuanians in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country in 1939. It tells the story of 16-year-old Lina, her mother and her younger brother who were deported to a forced-labor camp in Siberia where conditions were all too painfully similar to those of Nazi concentration camps. Lina’s great hope is that somehow her father, who has already been arrested by the Soviet secret police, might find and rescue them. A gifted artist, she begins secretly creating pictures that can – she hopes – be surreptitiously sent to him in his own prison camp. It is her art that becomes her salvation, helping her to retain her identity, her dignity and hope for the future.

November 1, 2012:  Jane’s Favorites (presented by Jane Robinson)                                                                                                                                                 
December 6, 2012Shep: Forever Faithful by Stewart Beveridge (reviewed by Stewart Beveridge)
Between the gray twilight of the Great Depression and the perilous dawn of World War II, from 1936 to 1942, a heartwarming story of extraordinary loyalty quietly unfolded along the Great Northern Railroad in the remote little prairie town of historic Fort Benton, the birthplace of Montana. A story of faithfulness so unbelievable it warmed the world's heart as it was recorded in the pages of Ripley's Believe It Or Not. This is the story of Shep, the once vagrant mongrel who became America's most legendary dog. Strong principles and simple virtues, taught by a long-departed master, were exemplified by the life of his loyal dog while keeping a five-year lonely vigil for the master's return.

January 3, 2013 Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
This novel is the story of Aminata Diallo who was born in Bayo, West Africa in 1745. Kidnapped at the age of 11 by British slavers, she survives the Middle Passage and is reunited in South Carolina with a boy from a village near hers. Her story gets entwined with his, and with those of her owners. During her life of struggle, she does what she can to free herself and others from slavery, including learning to read and teaching others to, and befriending anyone who can help her, black or white. This book is full of historical facts which educate and enlighten the reader. The story is based on facts from history books and inspired by diaries, memoirs, notes, etc.

February 7, 2013:  Catching the Playfulness, Pleasure and Purpose of Poetry (presented by Etta Mcquade)

March 7, 2013How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton M. Christensen
In 2010 world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business School's graduating class. Drawing upon his business research, he offered a series of guidelines for finding meaning and happiness in life. The speech was memorable not only because it was deeply revealing but also because it came at a time of intense personal reflection: Christensen had just overcome the same type of cancer that had taken his father's life. As Christensen struggled with the disease, the question "How do you measure your life?" became more urgent and poignant, and he began to share his insights more widely with family, friends, and students. Those insights became this thoughtful guide for making better life choices.

April 4, 2013The House on Grant Street by Jan Taylor (reviewed by Jan Taylor)
Jan will review her sweet memoir about the beginnings of married life with her husband Tom and the experiences they shared in building their first home.

May 2, 2013:  Howard’s Favorites (presented by Howard Carpenter)
Thu. 6 Sep, 2012 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Savvy Shopper

Savvy Shopper 101 Forum with Michelle B.

Classes are held on the lower level of the library.  In this fun and informative class you will learn how easy it is to save 50%-80% off your grocery bill every month. This forum will cover the following things:

  1. How to shop smart and use coupons
  2. How to save time on your shopping trips
  3. How to quickly build a prepared pantry

In addition to this you will learn about the wonderful forums on the Savvy Shopper website from help with recipes to entertainment and more.

Wed. 19 Sep, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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BookEnders

BookEnders is the read and discuss book group for adults at Pleasant Grove City Library.
Everyone is welcome to join in the book discussion!
Bookenders will meet in the lower floor of the Pleasant Grove Library on the dates shown below at 7 p.m.

2012 - 2013 SCHEDULE

August 29, 2012 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

Come participate in what promises to be a lively discussion about the dystopian bestseller!

September 26, 2012 - Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.

October 24, 2012 - The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
Chance meeting with a Sussex beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when fifteen-year-old Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive, retired detective Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher.

November 14, 2012 - Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene
Tells the story of how a small Nebraska town, wanting to offer the servicemen warmth and support, transformed its modest railroad depot into the North Platte Canteen - a place where soldiers could enjoy coffee, music, home-cooked food, magazines, and convivial, friendly conversation during a stopover that lasted only a few minutes.

January 30, 2013 - A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

February 27, 2013 - Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

March 27, 2013 - Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
Describes the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the hunt to track down John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices.

April 24, 2013 - Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town-a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell. In her vintage Packard convertible, Tootie whisks CeeCee away to Savannah's perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity, a world that seems to be run entirely by women. From the exotic Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper, who bathes in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons, to Tootie's all-knowing housekeeper, Oletta Jones, to Violene Hobbs, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer.

May 29, 2013* - How Will You Measure Your Life? By Clayton Christensen and others
Drawn from his speech delivered to the 2010 Harvard Business School graduating class, innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen uses examples from his own life and answers an array of questions to provide guidance for achieving a fulfilling life.

*Books to be discussed next year will be chosen.
Wed. 26 Sep, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Register for Free Children's Programs

The library offers several children's programs. Click here to see what programs are offered and how to register.
Mon. 15 Oct, 2012
Every Day until October 19, 2012

Register for Free Children's Programs

The library offers several children's programs. Click here to see what programs are offered and how to register.
Tue. 16 Oct, 2012
Every Day until October 19, 2012

Register for Free Children's Programs

The library offers several children's programs. Click here to see what programs are offered and how to register.
Wed. 17 Oct, 2012
Every Day until October 19, 2012

Savvy Shopper

Savvy Shopper 101 Forum with Michelle B.

Classes are held on the lower level of the library.  In this fun and informative class you will learn how easy it is to save 50%-80% off your grocery bill every month. This forum will cover the following things:

  1. How to shop smart and use coupons
  2. How to save time on your shopping trips
  3. How to quickly build a prepared pantry

In addition to this you will learn about the wonderful forums on the Savvy Shopper website from help with recipes to entertainment and more.

Wed. 17 Oct, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Register for Free Children's Programs

The library offers several children's programs. Click here to see what programs are offered and how to register.
Thu. 18 Oct, 2012
Every Day until October 19, 2012

Register for Free Children's Programs

The library offers several children's programs. Click here to see what programs are offered and how to register.
Fri. 19 Oct, 2012
Every Day until October 19, 2012

7:00 - Savvy Shopper

Savvy Shopper 101 Forum with Michelle B.

Classes are held on the lower level of the library.  In this fun and informative class you will learn how easy it is to save 50%-80% off your grocery bill every month. This forum will cover the following things:

  1. How to shop smart and use coupons
  2. How to save time on your shopping trips
  3. How to quickly build a prepared pantry

In addition to this you will learn about the wonderful forums on the Savvy Shopper website from help with recipes to entertainment and more.

2012 Schedule for Savvy Shopper

  • November 14
Wed. 14 Nov, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Registration for Children's Programs

Music and Movement

Music and Movement features rhythm, chanting, singing, and movement. This is class for ages 3 1/2 to 6 years. Registration is required with a valid and current PGCL card. Registration can only be done in person at the library. Click here for more information.

Story Time

Story Time is a six-week program for children three to six years old and consists of approximately 40 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts. Registration is required with a valid and current PGCL card.

Wee Read

Wee Read is a class for little ones, eighteen months to three years. Encourage reading development with stories, fingerplays and music. Registration is required with a valid and current PGCL card.

The following programs require no registration:

A.S.A.P. - After School Activity Program

This program explores different monthly themes for elementary-school-aged children. Join together at 4:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month to explore, expand knowledge, and have lots of fun -- all at the same time! Click here for more information.

Spanish Storytime

Spanish Story Time is held every Friday at 10:30 am. This is a FREE program; no registration is required. All ages are welcome. Stories, fingerplays and songs are presented in Spanish and in English.

Twilight Tales

Twilight Tales is a family story time. No registration is required for this program. Twilight Tales lasts approximately thirty minutes and is held downstairs every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

Mon. 3 Dec, 2012
Every Day until December 06, 2012

Registration for Children's Programs

Music and Movement

Music and Movement features rhythm, chanting, singing, and movement. This is class for ages 3 1/2 to 6 years. Registration is required with a valid and current PGCL card. Registration can only be done in person at the library. Click here for more information.

Story Time

Story Time is a six-week program for children three to six years old and consists of approximately 40 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts. Registration is required with a valid and current PGCL card.

Wee Read

Wee Read is a class for little ones, eighteen months to three years. Encourage reading development with stories, fingerplays and music. Registration is required with a valid and current PGCL card.

The following programs require no registration:

A.S.A.P. - After School Activity Program

This program explores different monthly themes for elementary-school-aged children. Join together at 4:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month to explore, expand knowledge, and have lots of fun -- all at the same time! Click here for more information.

Spanish Storytime

Spanish Story Time is held every Friday at 10:30 am. This is a FREE program; no registration is required. All ages are welcome. Stories, fingerplays and songs are presented in Spanish and in English.

Twilight Tales

Twilight Tales is a family story time. No registration is required for this program. Twilight Tales lasts approximately thirty minutes and is held downstairs every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

Tue. 4 Dec, 2012
Every Day until December 06, 2012

Registration for Children's Programs

Music and Movement

Music and Movement features rhythm, chanting, singing, and movement. This is class for ages 3 1/2 to 6 years. Registration is required with a valid and current PGCL card. Registration can only be done in person at the library. Click here for more information.

Story Time

Story Time is a six-week program for children three to six years old and consists of approximately 40 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts. Registration is required with a valid and current PGCL card.

Wee Read

Wee Read is a class for little ones, eighteen months to three years. Encourage reading development with stories, fingerplays and music. Registration is required with a valid and current PGCL card.

The following programs require no registration:

A.S.A.P. - After School Activity Program

This program explores different monthly themes for elementary-school-aged children. Join together at 4:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month to explore, expand knowledge, and have lots of fun -- all at the same time! Click here for more information.

Spanish Storytime

Spanish Story Time is held every Friday at 10:30 am. This is a FREE program; no registration is required. All ages are welcome. Stories, fingerplays and songs are presented in Spanish and in English.

Twilight Tales

Twilight Tales is a family story time. No registration is required for this program. Twilight Tales lasts approximately thirty minutes and is held downstairs every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

Wed. 5 Dec, 2012
Every Day until December 06, 2012

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