Looking for a new book to read? Here's a suggestion, Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall. All adults & their families are welcome to join, no signup required. Copies of the book are held behind the front desk at the branch, feel free to ask for one to check out.
About the Book: Set in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II, it chronicles the efforts of Barbadian immigrants to surmount poverty and racism and to make their new country home. Selina Boyce, the novel’s memorable heroine, is conflicted by the opposing aspirations of her parents: her hardworking, ambitious mother longs to buy a brownstone row house while her easygoing father prefers to dream of effortless success and his native island’s lushness. Eventually, in this coming-of-age story, Selina must forge her own identity, sexuality, and sense of values in her new country and reconcile group tradition with individual potential.
About the Flatlands Bookclub: The bookclub meets every month on the last Thursday at 2pm. Members can recieve their copy of the book from behind the front desk of the library. The book will be due on the date of the next book discussion. Members can keep their book until the end of the discussion. You do not have to sign up to become a member, just request a copy of the book from behind the desk and come to the book discussion. It's that easy! All are welcome and chocolates are served.