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Book Club

The next meeting of the State Library's book club will be held:

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 12 Noon to 1pm
Location: Forum Building - Room 201 - Deputy Secretary’s porch (weather permitting), Alternative meeting space is Alcove 10 of the State Library’s Main Reading Room.

 
The Book: A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.

Books read for this club are available in a variety of formats at your local library. Commonwealth employees can also use EZBorrow through the State Library's website to have it delivered right to the State Library. For more information about how to use EZBorrow call our reference desk at 717-783-5950. 

For this session of the book club we need to know how many people plan to come so you need to RSVP by May 5, 2017

Contact Kathy Hale (kahale@pa.gov) or 717-787-2327 for more information.