GPPL has an endless selection of materials for your reading enjoyment. Below are some notable and recently released titles.
The Invited. Author Jennifer McMahon writes a chilling ghost story with a twist. The house she and her husband Nate build becomes haunted after they move into it. The beautiful 40 acre property they build their house on in Vermont has a haunted and tragic past. The couple soon discover this through a local legend, and what they encounter themselves. Other novels by Jennifer McMahon include Burn Down, The Night Sister, and The Winter People.
Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly is the follow up novel to Lilac Girls, which introduces the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Lost Roses is set a generation earlier and introduces Caroline’s mother Eliza. Eliza’s story takes place in 1914. Eliza has travelled to Russia to visit her friend Sofya. War is declared and Eliza returns to America, while Sofya flees with her family to their country estate in Russia. Varinka, a fortune-teller’s daughter, begins working for Sofya’s family. Lost Roses centers around these three very different women, and their unexpected roles as war breaks out.
The Girl he Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves. Annika and Jonathan meet at the chess club at their University. What follows is the story of their tumultuous year-long relationship that ends with the couple going their separate ways. Ten years later they meet again by chance, and the attraction and strong feelings they have for each other are rekindled. If their relationship is to succeed this time, Annika and Jonathan will have to confront their fears and anxieties that caused their first break-up. An interesting story giving insight into the world of a high functioning autistic adult.
Upcoming Programs at GPPL
Genies (Genealogical Society)
Are you researching your family tree and don’t know where to start? The library Genies are available the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to aid you in your search and answer any questions you might have! Sessions run October through November, January through May. To make an appointment with a Genie please email email@example.com.
Date: Wednesday May 22 7:00-9:00
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Isabel Campbell Room
If death is inevitable, why is discussing it socially taboo? Let’s make time to talk about it!
Join us to eat cake, drink tea, and discuss death. Though open conversation we aim to increase awareness of death and help people make the most of their lives. Our discussion will have no agenda, objectives, or themes. Please note this is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. For more information, call Jill at 780-357-7473.
Date: Wednesday May 22
Location: Rotary Training Room
iPad and iPhone Club
Learn how to use your iPhone and iPad. Enjoy a quick lesson to learn a new skill, and then the rest of the hour will be dedicated to answering and demonstrating solutions to your questions. Bring your iPad or iPhone, as well as any passwords you may need. A basic understanding of how to use your device is necessary since one-on-one help will be unavailable. Topics for May include turning notification settings on and off, and setting up Touch ID.
Dates: Thursday May 23
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Rotary Training Room
-Fran Bartolotta, GPPL