Hey book clubbers, have you started reading yet? The selection for September is “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon. It’s a thick book. Eight-hundred and fifty pages in fact, but it’s a fast read about Claire Randall, a young combat nurse in World War II. “Outlander” is historical fiction at its finest. It’s the first in a series, so once you’ve devoured this one, you’ll want to have the next three books handy. Call the library at 624-2678 to reserve a copy and get to reading.
If your excuse is that you don’t have time to read, have you considered getting the selection in audio book version and listening on your commute or while you’re doing household chores?
Reserve the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy an evening of adult conversation discussing the book club’s latest selection, or simply come and sit back and enjoy a little adult listening as the others discuss. Bet you can’t keep quiet, though. Either way, all readers are welcome to attend.
The book club will meet on the third Tuesday of every month beginning Sept. 20. The book club is open to any interested adult readers. If you have any questions about the book club, e-mail Joyce Barta at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Library Board, anyone?
There will be vacancies on the Solon Library Board at the beginning of 2012. Openings will include terms for two adult positions for residents within the Solon city limits and one adult position representing the rural Solon area. Positions are volunteer four-year terms appointed by the mayor. Library board meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month at 7p.m.
The Library Board determines, adopts and reviews policies used to govern the operation of the library, hires and reviews the performance of the library director, develops an annual budget and reviews expenditures during the year. More information concerning the primary roles of a library board may be viewed on the website at www.solon.lib.ia.us .
Applications are available at the Solon Library. Questions may be directed to Kris Brown at 624-2678. Applications are due by November 28.
New Adult Books
A box of new books arrived last week and they’re now on the shelves. Most of them are thrillers, killers and chillers that scare the living daylights out of the average Joe. For all you readers of David Rosenfelt, Margaret Truman, Thomas Perry, Fern Michaels J A Jance and more, stop on down. For those of you who like something a little tamer, hang tight for a week or two and your favorites will be arriving.