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"The Library Book", by Susan Orlean

"The Library Book," written by Susan Orlean has been an interesting read that has taken our Book Club, veterans who reside at The Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington, D.C. through both a discussion of history and of years of growing up in communities with the public library system. Our Book Club members reacted to discussion points of, "Without Libraries..." and "Because of Libraries..." One of our members, John Baker, spoke about the author making reference to certain persons being "living and breathing libraries." John commented about how he missed his very own parents for that very same reason...they too were "living and breathing libraries."

As we are beginning to read "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek," written by Kim Michele Richardson, the members of our Book Club will journey back in time, as we explore the fascinating and unique blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave Pack Horse Librarians of the 1930's. I am looking forward to sharing more about "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek!"


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