WAUSEON— The Wauseon Public Library is pleased to announce the formation and first meeting of a new Multi-Generational Super FUN Book Discussion Group on Saturday, September 27 at 12:30 p.m. in the library’s second floor meeting room. The library’s Mystery Book Club will also meet at the end of September on September 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s main floor reading room. Both book discussion groups are free and open to everyone.
The Multi-Generational Super FUN Book Discussion Group encourages upper elementary and middle school students and their parents or grandparents to attend and read together! Special needs students and their parents or caregivers are especially welcome. During this first organizational meeting, the group will get to know each other and decide on the first couple of books they plan to read together. The discussion will be led by Library Volunteer Brittany Mason.
The Mystery Book Discussion Group will be discussing “The Forsaken,” a Quinn Colson novel, by Ace Atkins. The discussion will be facilitated by Library Director Amy Murphy.
According to the book’s jacket, “Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger’s remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching. As he starts to uncover old lies and dirty secrets, though, he runs up against fierce opposition from those with the most to lose—and they can play dirty themselves. Soon Colson will find himself accused of terrible crimes, and the worst part is, the accusations just might stick. As the two investigations come to a head, it is anybody’s guess who will prevail—or even come out of it alive.”
The library has ordered copies of the book discussion books, so each group member may have one. Stop by the library, and pick up your copy today. For more information on the book discussion groups, please email the Wauseon Public Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-335-6626.