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Literary Book Club

2024-08-23 11:00:00 2024-08-23 12:00:00 America/New_York Literary Book Club This month we will be reading, "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" by Elisabeth Tova Bailey. Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom

Friday, August 23
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-08-23 11:00:00 2024-08-23 12:00:00 America/New_York Literary Book Club This month we will be reading, "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" by Elisabeth Tova Bailey. Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom

Peterborough Town Library

Eben Jones Classroom

This month we will be reading, "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" by Elisabeth Tova Bailey.

Winner of The Saroyan International Prize for Writing, the John Burroughs Medal, and the National Outdoor Book Award in Natural History Literature
 
“Brilliant.” —The New York Review of Books
“Exquisite.” —The Huffington Post
“Magical.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Tova Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her encounter with a Neohelix albolabris—a common woodland snail.

While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild snail that has taken up residence on her nightstand. As a result, she discovers the solace and sense of wonder that this mysterious creature brings and comes to a greater understanding of her own place in the world. Intrigued by the snail’s molluscan anatomy, cryptic defenses, clear decision making, hydraulic locomotion, and courtship activities, Bailey becomes an astute and amused observer, offering a candid and engaging look into the curious life of this underappreciated small animal. "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" is a remarkable journey of survival and resilience, showing us how a small part of the natural world can illuminate our own human existence, while providing an appreciation of what it means to be fully alive.

"The Sound of A Wild Snail Eating" can be found on Hoopla as an e-book: https://www.hoopladigital.com/ebook/the-sound-of-a-wild-snail-eating-elisabeth-tova-bailey/15239021

Books will be available at the main desk in early August. 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.

*Note: the meeting date has been changed to the fourth Friday of the month due to the Labor Day weekend holiday. 

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
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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
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Tue, Jul 23, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Peterborough Town Library - Eben Jones Classroom
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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
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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.