Programs 2018: Presented by Friends of FML (Please use rear entrance)
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Book Discussion and Movie: @ Noon One Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn: Copies available at the Main Desk "First published novel of controversial Nobel Prize winning Russian author and Cavendish, Vermont resident, Alexander Solzhenitsyn. In the madness of World War II, a dutiful Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years in a Siberian labor camp. So begins this masterpiece of modern Russian fiction, a harrowing account of a man who has conceded to all things evil with dignity and strength."(Barnes and Noble)
DISCUSSION & MOVIE: Tuesday, February, 13th Special Presenter: Margo Caulfield, Cavendish resident, historian and local author, will share her book Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The Writer Who Changed History, while sharing his extraordinary journey.
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Book Discussion and Movie: @ Noon A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Copies available at the Main Desk DISCUSSION: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 MOVIE: Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 "Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations." Barnes and Noble
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Central Russia Travel with us this Summer, join our "Armchair Travel" Book Discussion Series. (Read one or all) Summer Discussions: @ 7PM 1) Thursday, April 27th:Russia A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles "Towles grandly unfolds the life of Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov in Soviet-era Moscow. The count is condemned by his past to permanent house arrest at the sumptuous Metropole Hotel, where he inhabits a tiny attic he's turned into a reflection of his rich interior life. . . . Meanwhile, the Soviet Union's many tragedies touch him (and readers) at a distance, communicating a sense of life ever haunted and ever resilient." - Library Journal 2) Thursday, May 25th: Central America The Lost City of the Monkey Gods by Douglas Preston Novelist Preston’s irresistibly gripping account of his experiences as part of the expedition to locate an ancient city in the Honduran mountains reads like a fairy tale minus the myth. “There was once a great city in the mountains,” he writes, “struck down by a series of catastrophes, after which the people decided the gods were angry and left, leaving their possessions. Thereafter it was shunned as a cursed place, forbidden, visiting death on those who dared enter.”
3) Thursday, April 27th: Middle East A Hope More Powerful than the Seaby Melissa Fleming Emotionally riveting and eye-opening, A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea is the incredible story of a young woman, an international crisis, and the triumph of the human spirit. Melissa Fleming shares the harrowing journey of Doaa Al Zamel, a young Syrian refugee in search of a better life.
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