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Literary Book Club

2024-07-26 11:00:00 2024-07-26 12:00:00 America/New_York Literary Book Club This month we will be reading, "Peace Like a River" by Leif Enger. Click on the event title for more information. Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom

Friday, July 26
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-26 11:00:00 2024-07-26 12:00:00 America/New_York Literary Book Club This month we will be reading, "Peace Like a River" by Leif Enger. Click on the event title for more information. Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom

Peterborough Town Library

Eben Jones Classroom

This month we will be reading, "Peace Like a River" by Leif Enger. Click on the event title for more information.

A “reminder of why we read fiction to begin with” (San Francisco Chronicle), Enger's bestselling debut novel Peace Like a River, won the Booksense Award for Fiction and was named one of the Year's Best Books by Time Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. Handsomely written, rich with the feel and flavor of the plains—and suited mainly for those whose yearnings are in the down-home, just-folks style of the godly. (Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2001). Hailed as one of the years top five novels by Time, and selected as one of the best books of the year by nearly all major newspapers. 

The quiet 1960s midwestern life of the Land family--father Jeremiah, and children, Reuben, Davy and Swede--is upended when Davy kills two teenage boys who have come to harm the family. On the morning of his sentencing, Davy escapes from his cell and the Lands set out in search of him. Their search is at once a heroic quest, a tragedy, a love story, and a haunting meditation on the possibility of magic in the everyday world.

"Peace Like a River" can be found on OverDrive as an e-book or an audiobook: https://nh.overdrive.com/media/1271681

It is also available through your Libby App.

Books will be available at the main desk in early July. We provide regular print, large print, and audio when it is available. If you would like an alternative format, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request!

The Book Club meets on the last Friday of the month at 11 am. We read both fiction and non-fiction. All are welcome to our discussions.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Club |

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Peterborough Town Library

Phone: 603-924-8040

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 9:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 Closed

About the branch

Peterborough Town Library, located downtown at the corner of Main and Concord/Rt 202, has a large meeting room, study rooms, classroom, and a board room available to the public.

Upcoming events

Thu, Jul 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Peterborough Town Library
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Fri, Jul 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Peterborough Town Library
Join local explorer Jos for an adventure in the woods!

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Tue, Jul 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Join Susie to learn how to be an Animal Adventurer!

Tue, Jul 23, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
In this class, Tim will walk you through how to Cut the Cable Cord

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Jul 24, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
A monthly offering of free yoga at PTL. All levels welcome.

Fri, Jul 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
This month we will be reading, "Peace Like a River" by Leif Enger. Click on the event title for more information.

Sat, Jul 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room,Eben Jones Classroom
Join Lisa B. for stories, songs, and a craft! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:30am
Peterborough Town Library - Elizabeth Room
Join Lisa B. for board books, songs, nursery rhymes and lap bounces! Click on the event title for more information.

Wed, Jul 31, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Wed, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
No experience needed; EVERYBODY can make comics!

Wed, Aug 07, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Thu, Aug 08, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
CALLING ALL WRITERS (and curious readers/listeners)!! The Peterborough Town Library and Monadnock Underground are hosting a free form OPEN MIC for writers of all genres and levels of experience!

Thu, Aug 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Join us for a cookbook club-meets-potluck at Peterborough Town Library!

Sat, Aug 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Wed, Aug 14, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Thu, Aug 15, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Abbot Board Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
A monthly offering of free yoga at PTL. All levels welcome.

Tue, Aug 20, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
In this class, Rebecca and Tim will walk you through how to get started with Overdrive and Libby

Wed, Aug 21, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Fri, Aug 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
This month we will be reading, "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" by Elisabeth Tova Bailey.

Sat, Aug 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Wed, Aug 28, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Kelly Room
Need help with your laptop, smartphone, kindle, or other devices? PTL's IT Guru, Tim Brezovec is now available for Drop-in Tech Help!

Thu, Sep 12, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
CALLING ALL WRITERS (and curious readers/listeners)!! The Peterborough Town Library and Monadnock Underground are hosting a free form OPEN MIC for writers of all genres and levels of experience!

Sat, Sep 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Thu, Sep 19, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
The Board of Library Trustees meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. Meetings are open to the public.

Tue, Sep 24, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
In this class, Tim will give an introduction to AI and ChatGPT

Thu, Sep 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
Inez McDermott tells the "story" of the Old Man and the role the Profile played in shaping and establishing New Hampshire's identity.

Sat, Sep 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.

Thu, Oct 10, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - 1833 Room
CALLING ALL WRITERS (and curious readers/listeners)!! The Peterborough Town Library and Monadnock Underground are hosting a free form OPEN MIC for writers of all genres and levels of experience!

Sat, Oct 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
Held the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Monadnock Handcrafters is an informal drop-in group. Bring your knitting, spinning, and other handwork projects for this low-key get together.