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Horror Book Club (REMOTE)

We will meet on WEDNESDAY November 24th at 6:30pm and discuss Hark! the Herald Angels Scream: An Anthology by Christopher Golden. ****We meet on Wednesday in November every year due to the 4th Thursday in November being Thanksgiving. About the book: Eighteen stories of Christmas horror from bestselling, acclaimed authors including Scott Smith, Seanan McGuire, Josh Malerman, Michael Koryta, Sarah Pinborough, and many more. That there is darkness at the heart of the Yuletide season should not surprise. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is filled with scenes that are unsettling. Marley untying the bandage that holds his jaws together. The hideous children–Want and Ignorance–beneath the robe of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The heavy ledgers Marley drags by his chains. In the finest versions of this story, the best…

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Science Fiction Book Club (REMOTE)

Join us November 16th at 6:30pm for our Science Fiction Book Club. We will discuss Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. About the Book: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the Mistborn trilogy comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity’s future. Spensa’s world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa’s dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father’s–a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving…

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Killer Book Club (REMOTE)

Join us for Killer Book Club. This book club features all things murder in fiction and nonfiction including mysteries, thrillers, horror, true crime and more. We will meet second Thursdays. Our November meeting of the Killer Book Club will be on November 11th at 6:30pm. We will discuss Bind, Torture, Kill : The Inside Story of BTK, the Serial Killer Next Door by Roy Wenzl, Tim Potter, and Hurst Laviana, L. Kelly About the Book: The definitive story of Dennis Rader, the notorious BTK serial killer, told by the award-winning crime reporters at the Wichita Eagle with—for the first time—the full cooperation of the BTK Task Force. For thirty-one years, an unremarkable family man stalked, killed, and terroized the residents of Wichita, Kansas. He was a devoted husband. A helpful Boy Scout dad. A…

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Article Club (online)

A virtual program to discuss interesting articles from national publications Using Zoom, we will connect and share our thoughts about articles from national publications. Our virtual meeting will last about 30 minutes, and feature discussions on the chosen article. Participants should be ages 18+ and interested in sharing. There is space for up to 10 members, so sign up to receive the Zoom access code for the meeting. For more information, and to sign up, visit the Article Club page. “The Day the Dinosaurs Died” by Douglas Preston The New Yorker, March 29, 2019 Excerpt: If, on a certain evening about sixty-­six million years ago, you had stood somewhere in North America and looked up at the sky, you would have soon made out what appeared to be a star. If…

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Fantasy Book Club (REMOTE)

The Books Around the Corner Fantasy Book Club meets monthly on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM. We would like to extend an invitation to all of our fantasy loving customers. Our book discussions aim to bring people together to talk about books in a safe and inviting atmosphere. Our meetings are lovely and inclusive; we invite you to attend. Come and enjoy a lively discussion about the chosen book with other readers. Join us on November 9th at 6:30pm for our Books Around the Corner Fantasy Book Club. We will discuss Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune. About the book: A Man Called Ove meets The Good Place in Under the Whispering Door, a delightful queer love story from TJ Klune, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller The House in the Cerulean Sea. Welcome to…

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StoryWalk with Deborah

Join Outreach Librarian Deborah one afternoon at a StoryWalk to celebrate together with a short outdoor program before heading off to explore the trail. Tuesday, November 9, 1:00 p.m. Tranquil Park – Meet at the Corner of Parkwood Lane and Brown Road We invite you to share photos with the Library and Parks on Facebook! @WilsonvilleLibrary @WVParksandRec For more information visit the Storywalk page. The Library has teamed up with Wilsonville Parks & Recreation to combine two of our favorite things: story sharing and outdoor exploring! What is a StoryWalk? A StoryWalk is a fun way to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from an illustrated book are attached to signs, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed…

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Longreads Club – ‘We’re all fighting the giant’: Gig workers around the world are finally organizing

Gig workers around the world are finally organizing. Faced with fragility and uncertainty, gig workers are connecting across borders to challenge platforms’ power and policies. THE ARTICLE https://restofworld.org/2021/gig-workers-around-the-world-are-finally-organizing/ ~5.5K words, ~30 min If paywalled: https://archive.is/38k0C EXTRA CREDIT (some optional resources for further reading into the topic) The investors pushing the gig model around the world (7m): https://restofworld.org/2021/global-gig-workers-investors-behind-gig-work-model/ The gig workers index – Mixed emotions, dim prospects (6m): https://restofworld.org/2021/global-gig-workers-index-mixed-emotions-dim-prospects/ How the platform economy sets women up to fail (9m): https://restofworld.org/2021/global-gig-workers-how-platforms-set-women-up-to-fail/ photo by: Jean Chung ABOUT The Longreads Club is a bi-weekly program hosted by WorldOregon’s Young Professionals group. We discuss a long-form article focused on a global topic each meeting. It’s like a book club, but the reading material is much, much shorter. Rather than skim…

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Daylight Book Club

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM the Ledding Library Daylight Book Club will meet via Zoom to discuss Crooked Heart: A Novel, by Lissa Evans. For more information contact Reference Librarian Laura Francillon at francillonl@milwaukieoreogn.gov.

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Horror Book Club (REMOTE)

We will meet on Thursday October 28th at 6:30pm and discuss The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward. About the book: In a boarded-up house on a dead-end street at the edge of the wild Washington woods lives a family of three. A teenage girl who isn’t allowed outside, not after last time. A man who drinks alone in front of his TV, trying to ignore the gaps in his memory. And a house cat who loves napping and reading the Bible. An unspeakable secret binds them together, but when a new neighbor moves in next door, what is buried out among the birch trees may come back to haunt them all.     TO ATTEND: 1) Purchase the book club book to support our shop.…

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Wilsonville Library: Book Club (online)

The Book Club meets monthly for informal discussion. Join fellow readers for lively and thought-provoking conversation about excellent books. Books to be discussed are available for check out – just ask at the Circulation Desk. On Zoom For more information visit the Book Club page. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro  

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