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Book Club

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
Time: 12 Noon to 1pm
Book: The Book of Lost Friends, by Lisa Wingate

About the Book Club: The State Library of Pennsylvania hosts a quarterly lunchtime book club open to state employees as well as to the public.

The book club meets in the format of a virtual meeting. Attendees take part in conversations about the book moderated by Kathy Hale, Public Services Librarian Supervisor at the State Library of Pennsylvania.

Share thoughts about the characters, plot, setting and impact of the book with others who have read the book or any part of it.

Pre-registration is required. Register in advance for to attend the Book Club. You will receive an email with a link to attend the meeting.

About the Book: Two stories woven into one. One story is of three women who set out after the Civil War to find family and inheritance. The second story is one of a new teacher in 1987 who finds herself in a small rural southern town trying to piece together the story of these three women and use it to inspire her students to awaken to their educational goals. "Lost Friends" were notices and advertisements that were put up by newly freed slaves after the Civil War to find their families that were sold away from the homestead.

This book may be borrowed from many Pennsylvania public Libraries.

Commonwealth employees may complete the complete the State Library's Interlibrary Loan form for assistance with borrowing this book. State employees may also use EZborrow. Participants do not need a State Library card to participate in the book discussion.