Events under 'Book Groups'
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Event Name

Date

10:00 - 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:

November 1, 2012:  Laura Wadley's Favorites (Presented by Laura Wadley)
Laura Wadley will share some of her favorite books with R.E.A.D. book group. We look so forward to her presentation. Laura has worked at the Provo Library for 31 years and is the current assistant manager of the Children's Department. She has an M.A. in American Literature from Brigham Young University and writes a bi-weekly book review for the Provo Daily Herald. She is an avid reader and always has a good book to recommend.

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. 1 Nov, 2012 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This event does not repeat

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

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. 14 Nov, 2012 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat

10:00 - 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:

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 Dec, 2012 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This event does not repeat

10:00 - 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:


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. 3 Jan, 2013 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This event does not repeat

POSTPONED - 7:00 - BookEnders

Due to the amount of snow we've received, BookEnders is being postponed until next Wednesday, February 6,  at 7:00 p.m. Stay safe!

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

February 6, 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. 30 Jan, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Month until May 02, 2013

7:00 - Book Bash for Boys

Boys! Bring a father (or other caring adult) to Book Bash for Boys - an evening of fun activities and lively discussions. Boys ages 8 to 16 are encouraged to join in the fun. Pick up a copy of the current book at the front desk.

Schedule:

January 31 @ 7:00 p.m.
- Holes by Louis Sachar
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

March 28 @ 7:00 p.m. - My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian and Jake Tashjian
Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.

Thu. 31 Jan, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Month until March 03, 2013

10:00 - READ

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:

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. 7 Feb, 2013 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This event does not repeat

10:00 - 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:

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, 2013I've Never Met an Idiot on the River: Reflections on Family, Fishing, and Photography by Henry Winkler
In this delightful collection of humorous anecdotes and heartfelt observations, Henry Winkler shares the joy and wisdom he’s accumulated while honing his skills as a fly fisherman.


 

Thu. 7 Mar, 2013 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This event does not repeat

POSTPONED - 7:00 - BookEnders

Due to the amount of snow we've received, BookEnders is being postponed until next Wednesday, February 6,  at 7:00 p.m. Stay safe!

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

February 6, 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. 27 Mar, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Month until May 02, 2013

7:00 - Book Bash for Boys

Boys! Bring a father (or other caring adult) to Book Bash for Boys - an evening of fun activities and lively discussions. Boys ages 8 to 16 are encouraged to join in the fun. Pick up a copy of the current book at the front desk.

Schedule:

January 31 @ 7:00 p.m.
- Holes by Louis Sachar
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

March 28 @ 7:00 p.m. - My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian and Jake Tashjian
Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.

Thu. 28 Mar, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Month until March 03, 2013

7:00 - Book Bash for Boys

Boys! Bring a father (or other caring adult) to Book Bash for Boys - an evening of fun activities and lively discussions. Boys ages 8 to 16 are encouraged to join in the fun. Pick up a copy of the current book at the front desk.

Schedule:

March 28 @ 7:00 p.m. - My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian and Jake Tashjian
Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.
Thu. 28 Mar, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat

10:00 - 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:

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, 2013I've Never Met an Idiot on the River: Reflections on Family, Fishing, and Photography by Henry Winkler
In this delightful collection of humorous anecdotes and heartfelt observations, Henry Winkler shares the joy and wisdom he’s accumulated while honing his skills as a fly fisherman.


 

Thu. 4 Apr, 2013 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This event does not repeat

POSTPONED - 7:00 - BookEnders

Due to the amount of snow we've received, BookEnders is being postponed until next Wednesday, February 6,  at 7:00 p.m. Stay safe!

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

February 6, 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. 24 Apr, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Month until May 02, 2013

10:00 - 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:

May 2, 2013I've Never Met an Idiot on the River: Reflections on Family, Fishing, and Photography by Henry Winkler
In this delightful collection of humorous anecdotes and heartfelt observations, Henry Winkler shares the joy and wisdom he’s accumulated while honing his skills as a fly fisherman.


 

Thu. 2 May, 2013 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This event does not repeat

POSTPONED - 7:00 - BookEnders

Due to the amount of snow we've received, BookEnders is being postponed until next Wednesday, February 6,  at 7:00 p.m. Stay safe!

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

February 6, 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. 29 May, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Every Month until May 02, 2013

7:00 - 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.

2013 - 2014 SCHEDULE

Wednesday, August 28, 2013—Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013—Life of Pi by Yann Martel
This brilliant novel combines the delight of Kipling's "Just So Stories" with the metaphysical adventure of "Jonah and the Whale," as Pi, the son of a zookeeper, is marooned aboard a lifeboat with four wild animals. His knowledge and cunning allow him to coexist for 227 days with Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013—The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
In a city under siege, four people whose lives have been upended are ultimately reminded of what it is to be human. From his window, a musician sees twenty-two of his friends and neighbors waiting in a breadline. Then, in a flash, they are killed by a mortar attack. In an act of defiance, the man picks up his cello and decides to play at the site of the shelling for twenty-two days, honoring their memory.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013—The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
This book tells the story of two women’s journeys: one woman's attempt to save her son and another woman’s chance at redemption. Everyone deserves a second chance, even in a dump in Cambodia.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014—Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly
This is a riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014—The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
This book is a breathtaking multi-generational love story that spans two continents, two World Wars, and the quest of two star-crossed lovers to find each other again.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014—The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carlton
On a farm in western Missouri during the first half of the twentieth century, Matthew and Callie Soames create a life for themselves and raise four headstrong daughters. Jessica will break their hearts. Leonie will fall in love with the wrong man. Mary Jo will escape to New York. And wild child Mathy's fate will be the family's greatest tragedy. Over the decades they will love, deceive, comfort, forgive—and, ultimately, they will come to cherish all the more fiercely the bonds of love that hold the family together.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014*—Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
For the farming Pye family of northern Ontario, life is a Greek tragedy where the sins of the fathers are visited on the sons, and terrible events occur offstage. In this universal drama of family love and misunderstandings, Lawson ratchets up the tension with heartbreaking humor and consummate control.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014—Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel
Sobel, a cloistered nun, dramatically reinterprets the personality and accomplishment of a mythic figure, Gailileo, whose seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion.

*Books to be discussed next year will be chosen.
Wed. 25 Sep, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6:30 - Book Bash for Boys and Great Reads for Girls

Girls and Boys combine for the first book of the 2013-2014 schedule.

Book Bash for Boys

Boys! Bring a father (or other caring adult) to Book Bash for Boys - an evening of fun activities and lively discussions. Boys ages 8 to 16 are encouraged to join in the fun. Pick up a copy of the current book at the front desk.

SCHEDULE:

September 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. - Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman (combined with Great Reads for Girls)


October 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. – Bunnicula by Deborah Howe
Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.

January 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen

Henry decides that he and his pals Riley and Reed need to go on some earth-shaking adventures and make a name for themselves. Roped into wacky attempts to break world records, reenact scenes from books, solve a hundred year old murder, and carry out Henry's other inspired ideas, Riley and Reed follow their fearless leader into the wilderness, inside a bull-riding ring, into a haunted house, off a neighbor's roof, and into a cataclysmic collision with explosive lifeforms!

March 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. – The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow by Tim Kehoe
Eleven-year-old Vincent Shadow, inspired by the ideas of the inventor Nikola Tesla, has always kept his many unusual toy inventions secret from his family until he enters a contest whose prize is to spend a summer working with the eccentric Howard G. Whizz of Whizzer Toys.

Great Reads for Girls

Girls ages 8 to 16 are invited to come with their mothers (or other caring adult) for an evening of fun activities and lively discussions. This program is free. Pick up a copy of the current book at the front desk.

SCHEDULE:

September 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. - Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman (combined with Book Bash for Boys)

November 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. - The Same Stuff as Stars by Katherine Paterson
When Angel's self-absorbed mother leaves her and her younger brother with their poor great-grandmother, the eleven-year-old girl worries not only about her mother and brother, her imprisoned father, the frail old woman, but also about a mysterious man who begins sharing with her the wonder of the stars.

February 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. – From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
The adventures of twelve-year-old Claudia and her younger brother Jamie as they run away from home to New York City and stay in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

April 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. – Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
Eleven-year-old Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, and her brothers and sister at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday, and when the king and queen are ambushed while travelling, it is up to Celie--the castle's favorite--with her secret knowledge of its never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.








Thu. 26 Sep, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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10:00 - 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. (with the exception of January). 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.

2013-2014 Schedule:

October 3, 2013 - Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
(Reviewed by Jane Robinson)

Jane will give an encore of the first review she shared with the R.E.A.D. Book Group twenty years ago. Folklore, fairy tales and dream symbols are called on to help restore women's neglected intuitive and instinctive abilities in this earthy book by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, a master storyteller. She asserts that within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing.
The work shows the reader how glorious it is to be daring, to be caring, and to be women. It is a must-read for the soul-searching woman, and brave men who actually do want to understand them.

November 7, 2013 - A Time to Love
(presented by children of Walden and Gwen Johnson)

This is a month you will not want to miss! Jeena Wagner and her siblings will review the book A Time to Love, which is a compilation of letters their father, Walden Johnson, sent to their mother, Gwen Johnson, while he was serving during World War II. They will also share excerpts from Walden’s extensive journals.

December 5, 2013 - Christmas Oranges by Linda Bethers
(presented by Linda Bethers)

Linda Bethers will share her book which tells the timeless, classic story of Christmas Oranges and how she came to write it. A friend of Linda’s says, “The story behind this story is as equally wonderful as the book. I honestly wish everyone could hear it, but I imagine that it is a story that Linda saves for special and appropriate occasions. I just have to say, that the unwritten story is filled with an equal amount of generosity and heart. I honestly believe that this spirit is carried between the lines of the book.” Come and enjoy this special book about the true gifts of Christmas – friendship, gifts of the heart and sacrifice. You will never see the orange in the toe of your Christmas stocking the same way again.

January 9, 2014 (2nd Thursday) -  The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You Are Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are and Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brené Brown
(Reviewed by Yara Wilson)

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University Of Houston Graduate College Of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her books read like having a long, uplifting conversation with a very wise friend who offers compassion, wisdom, and great advice. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection.

February 6, 2014 - Remembering Lincoln
(presented by Etta McQuade)

Etta will share interesting facts about Lincoln and his legacy from biographies written by Carl Sandburg and other works. Sandburg's Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years is the best-selling, most widely read, and most influential book about Lincoln. Stephen B. Oates said, “Sandburg's Lincoln has such irresistible appeal to us [because] he is ‘a baffling and completely inexplicable’ hero who embodies the mystical genius of our nation. He possesses what Americans have always considered their most noble traits—honesty, unpretentiousness, tolerance, hard work, a capacity to forgive, a compassion for the underdog, a clear-sighted vision of right and wrong, a dedication to God and country, and an abiding concern for all.”

March 6, 2014 - Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert Emmons and One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp (reviewed by Tammra Salisbury)

Tammra will use these books and others to help us remember the blessings which surround us and to think and feel gratefully in a world that can sometimes be fraught with stress, adversity and pain. Dr. Emmons surreptitiously began to study gratitude during a conference on the classical sources of human strength: wisdom, hope, love, spirituality, gratitude and humility; he signed up for humility but was assigned gratitude. He was surprised to find that by practicing gratitude, people can increase their happiness. Apparently, the brain can not experience both negative and positive emotions at the same time. Voskamp teaches that “It's only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we've always wanted.” No bucket list needed.

April 3, 2014 - The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim
(reviewed by Diane Marsh)

In this well-loved book, four women, all strangers, escape the dismal English weather for a month-long retreat in an Italian villa which happens to be a medieval castle. Once there, the company of the other women along with the "wisteria and sunshine" brings each character to a heartening realization about herself. You will enjoy this simple and enchanting story which is as refreshing as a spring breeze on an April day.

May 1, 2014 - Howard’s Favorites
(reviewed by Howard Carpenter)

Howard will share one of his favorite books with the group.





 

Thu. 3 Oct, 2013 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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7:00 - 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.

2013 - 2014 SCHEDULE


Wednesday, October 23, 2013—The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
In a city under siege, four people whose lives have been upended are ultimately reminded of what it is to be human. From his window, a musician sees twenty-two of his friends and neighbors waiting in a breadline. Then, in a flash, they are killed by a mortar attack. In an act of defiance, the man picks up his cello and decides to play at the site of the shelling for twenty-two days, honoring their memory.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013—The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
This book tells the story of two women’s journeys: one woman's attempt to save her son and another woman’s chance at redemption. Everyone deserves a second chance, even in a dump in Cambodia.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014—Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly
This is a riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014—The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
This book is a breathtaking multi-generational love story that spans two continents, two World Wars, and the quest of two star-crossed lovers to find each other again.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014—The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carlton
On a farm in western Missouri during the first half of the twentieth century, Matthew and Callie Soames create a life for themselves and raise four headstrong daughters. Jessica will break their hearts. Leonie will fall in love with the wrong man. Mary Jo will escape to New York. And wild child Mathy's fate will be the family's greatest tragedy. Over the decades they will love, deceive, comfort, forgive—and, ultimately, they will come to cherish all the more fiercely the bonds of love that hold the family together.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014*—Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
For the farming Pye family of northern Ontario, life is a Greek tragedy where the sins of the fathers are visited on the sons, and terrible events occur offstage. In this universal drama of family love and misunderstandings, Lawson ratchets up the tension with heartbreaking humor and consummate control.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014—Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel
Sobel, a cloistered nun, dramatically reinterprets the personality and accomplishment of a mythic figure, Gailileo, whose seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion.

*Books to be discussed next year will be chosen.
Wed. 23 Oct, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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7:00 - Book Bash for Boys

Boys! Bring a father (or other caring adult) to Book Bash for Boys - an evening of fun activities and lively discussions. Boys ages 8 to 16 are encouraged to join in the fun. Pick up a copy of the current book at the front desk.

SCHEDULE:

October 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. – Bunnicula by Deborah Howe
Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.

January 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen

Henry decides that he and his pals Riley and Reed need to go on some earth-shaking adventures and make a name for themselves. Roped into wacky attempts to break world records, reenact scenes from books, solve a hundred year old murder, and carry out Henry's other inspired ideas, Riley and Reed follow their fearless leader into the wilderness, inside a bull-riding ring, into a haunted house, off a neighbor's roof, and into a cataclysmic collision with explosive lifeforms!

March 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. – The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow by Tim Kehoe
Eleven-year-old Vincent Shadow, inspired by the ideas of the inventor Nikola Tesla, has always kept his many unusual toy inventions secret from his family until he enters a contest whose prize is to spend a summer working with the eccentric Howard G. Whizz of Whizzer Toys.

Thu. 24 Oct, 2013 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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