Virtual Programs

In these times, the Library is offering a number of virtual programs that can be accessed from anywhere!

Children’s Programs
Storytimes from Misty,  all accessed through the CCPL Children’s Services Facebook Page
Hogwarts Virtual Experience
Percy Jackson Scavenger Hunt
Pokemon Virtual Experience
Star Wars Virtual Experience

Adult Programs

Book Groups

Bright Spot Book Group:  June 23 @630 (ebook available here)

Lime green plastic flower-shaped hair bobbles-Found, on the playing field, Derrywood Park, 2nd September.


Bone china cup and saucer-Found, on a bench in Riveria Public Gardens, 31st October.

Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things. Forty years ago, he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancée, Therese. That very same day, she died unexpectedly. Brokenhearted, Anthony sought consolation in rescuing lost objects-the things others have dropped, misplaced, or accidently left behind-and writing stories about them. Now, in the twilight of his life, Anthony worries that he has not fully discharged his duty to reconcile all the lost things with their owners. As the end nears, he bequeaths his secret life’s mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura, leaving her his house and all its lost treasures, including an irritable ghost.

Recovering from a bad divorce, Laura, in some ways, is one of Anthony’s lost things. But when the lonely woman moves into his mansion, her life begins to change. She finds a new friend in the neighbor’s quirky daughter, Sunshine, and a welcome distraction in Freddy, the rugged gardener. As the dark cloud engulfing her lifts, Laura, accompanied by her new companions, sets out to realize Anthony’s last wish: reuniting his cherished lost objects with their owners.

Long ago, Eunice found a trinket on the London pavement and kept it through the years. Now, with her own end drawing near, she has lost something precious-a tragic twist of fate that forces her to break a promise she once made.

As the Keeper of Lost Objects, Laura holds the key to Anthony and Eunice’s redemption. But can she unlock the past and make the connections that will lay their spirits to rest? Full of character, wit, and wisdom, The Keeper of Lost Things is heartwarming tale that will enchant fans of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Garden Spells, Mrs. Queen Takes the Train, and The Silver Linings Playbook.

Please send email to jennifer.clarkbooks@gmail.com or angela.clarkbooks@gmail.com to let us know if you are planning on attending. We will send reminders as well as answer any of your software questions.
 
 

Pageturners Book Group:  July 7 @630 (ebook & audio available here)
Beauty. Wealth. Success.

She’s got it all.


And it all should’ve been mine.

When Eleanor Hardwicke’s beloved father dies, her world is further shattered by a gut-wrenching secret: the man she’s grieving isn’t really her dad. Eleanor was the product of an affair and her biological father is still out there, living blissfully with the family he chose. With her personal life spiraling, a desperate Eleanor seeks him out, leading her to uncover another branch on her family tree-an infuriatingly enviable half-sister.

Perfectly perfect Victoria has everything Eleanor could ever dream of. Loving childhood, luxury home, devoted husband. All of it stolen from Eleanor, who plans to take it back. After all, good sisters are supposed to share. And quiet little Eleanor has been waiting far too long for her turn to play.

jennifer.clarkbooks@gmail.com or angela.clarkbooks@gmail.com to let us know if you are planning on attending. We will send reminders as well as answer any of your software questions.

 
SF Mystery Short Story Discussion Group, Thursday, July 23, 6:30 PM

At their monthly dinner meeting Police Inspector O and novelist An discuss the baffling case of No, Director of the Metropole Museum of Modern and Post-Modern Art. Director No claims all the art in the museum has been stolen and replaced by forgeries, but the museums curators and art experts from around insist the originals are on the walls. No becomes so infuriated about their disbelief he slashes a painting and is forced to retire. There’s zero evidence what No says is true; however, Inspector O thinks he’s telling the truth. What is the truth?
This is one of the strangest and most excellently convoluted meta-mysteries I’ve ever read. There may be a solution. Maybe not. It originally appeared in the Nov/Dec 2019 issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine.
For a PDF scan of the story and an invitation to the Zoom meeting, email john.clarkbooks@gmail.com.
Minsoo Kang (born 1967) is a historian and writer. Currently, he is an associate professor of European intellectual history in the Department of History at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Kang is also an expert on the history of automata in science and in fiction
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Write Local-Zoom Meeting
Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, 10 AM-Noon

Write local is the Library’s writing workshop. All styles and genres welcome. We read works in progress (3-5 pages at a time) or new, completed works and then discuss them. Critiques are congenial and friendly. We’re all writers enjoying each other’s work and helping each other.

To join in through Zoom please email Adult Services Librarian, John Maruskin: john.clarkbooks@gmail.com. He will send you a Zoom invitation to the next meeting.

You will be able to share files of your work with the group through the Zoom File Share function.

 
Meeting of Minds-Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, July 28, 6:30-8 PM

Join Meeting of Minds, Zoom Edition, by emailing Adult Services Librarian, John Maruskin: john.clarkbooks@gmail.com

He will send you an invitation to the meeting and answer any questions you have about the meeting topic and format.

Meeting of Minds is the Library’s discussion group. We meet once a month to discuss prearranged topics, sometimes with readings, or to free-style and see where the conversation leads. There is no agenda. We discuss topics; we do not argue. All viewpoints are welcome, in fact, encouraged. Join your friends and neighbors for lively, congenial discussions about current events, scientific ideas, philosophy, or good jokes. Laughter is encouraged, too.

Seed Starting Basics with Julie

Tomato Transplanting

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