Doris Roberts Gallery
2012-11-15T3:30 PMNovember 15, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
@ Children's Department
Devilin is a registered Therapy Dog. She loves kids and stories. Please come read to her.
2012-11-15T2:00 PMNovember 15, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
@ Next to the Teen Computers
Bring your iPad, Nook, Kindle, or whatever device you have, and learn step by step how to download books to your reader. Please make sure your device is fully charged, and make sure to bring any cables or connectors required. 21st Century reading is just a few clicks away!
2012-11-15T1:00 PMNovember 15, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Our November selection is Ann Patchett's "State of Wonder". In this superbly rendered novel, Patchett (Run) takes the reader into the primitive world of the Amazon in Brazil. Pharmacologist Marina Singh from Minnesota works for the pharmaceutical company Vogel. Her colleague Anders Eckman dies in the jungle while trying to locate Dr. Annick Swenson, who has been working on a fertility drug for Vogel by studying the Lakashi people, whose women bear children into old age. Marina's journey to the Amazon to find the uncommunicative and intimidating Dr. Swen-son and to discover the details of Anders's death is fraught with poisonous snakes and poisonous memories, malarial mosquitoes and sickening losses, but her time among the Lakashi tribe is transformative.