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Daytime Discussion: “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Free
In October, we’ll be reading “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. We’ll meet on Monday, October 28 at 10:30am in the Fiction Room of the Library.  After September 23, you can pick up a copy of the book selection from the Circulation Desk or call the Library at 860-582-3121 to make arrangements for curbside pickup. Large type and CD Audiobook are available for this title.
You may register for this program by e-mailing gdelcegno@biblio.org. New members are always welcome!
Synopsis:

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.

By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger’s Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordian-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor’s wife’s library, wherever there are books to be found.

But these are dangerous times. When Liesel’s foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel’s world is both opened up, and closed down.

Details

Date:
October 28
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Terryville Public Library
238 Main Street
Terryville, CT 06786 United States
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Phone
8605823121

Organizer

Gretchen DelCegno
Phone
860-582-3121
Email
gdelcegno@biblio.org