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July Retired Readers

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On the second Wednesday of each month, a small group of seniors gathers at the Senior/Community for a book discussion.  The time has been changed to run from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM.

Mary PerryLibrary Secretaryand Giselle StevensAssistant Head Librarian, well-known librarians at the Newburyport Public Library, will come to the July meeting to talk about some program changes and to introduce Jessica AthertonInformation Services, a librarian at the Newburyport library. Jessica will get input from attendees about the kind of books they would like to discuss and how best to choose books for the group. She will also facilitate the July and August book discussions.

The book selected for July is:

“Dream When You’re Feeling Blue”

by Elizabeth Berg

“New York Times
bestselling author Elizabeth Berg takes us to Chicago at the time of World War II in this wonderful story about three sisters, their lively Irish family, and the men they love.
As the novel opens, Kitty and Louise Heaney say good-bye to their boyfriends Julian and Michael, who are going to fight overseas. On the domestic front, meat is rationed, children participate in metal drives, and Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller play songs that offer hope and lift spirits. And now the Heaney sisters sit at their kitchen table every evening to write letters–Louise to her fiancé, Kitty to the man she wishes fervently would propose, and Tish to an ever-changing group of men she meets at USO dances. In the letters, the sisters send and receive are intimate glimpses of life both on the battlefront and at home. For Kitty, a confident, headstrong young woman, the departure of her boyfriend and the lessons she learns about love, resilience, and war will bring a surprise and a secret and will lead her to a radical action for those she loves. The lifelong consequences of the choices the Heaney sisters make are at the heart of this superb novel about the power of love and the enduring strength of family.”


July 18
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Newburyport Council on Aging
Newburyport Public Library


Newburyport Senior/Community Center
331 High Street
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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