Juliette Gordon Low: the Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts
Wednesday, January 15, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
or Thursday, January 16, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Juliette Gordon Low, known always as Daisy, founded the Girl Scouts in 1912. A woman ahead of her time, Daisy introduced the outdoors to the young ladies of Savannah all the while developing their sense of independence and resourcefulness. Author Stacy A. Cordery provides a lively portrait of a true heroine who created an organization which would ultimately impact the lives of millions of girls and women around the world.
Wednesday, December 18, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
or Thursday, December 19, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
In Philip Roth's powerful novel, Bucky Cantor's poor eyesight prevents him from fighting in World War II with his buddies. Battling his own private war against the guilt of not serving, Bucky soon encounters another fearsome opponent - polio - in his Newark neighborhood. A camp in the Pocono Mountains may or may not shelter Bucky from the epidemic or from his own personal turmoil.
Temperatures may be dipping, snow may be falling and skies may be gray, but Chapters chooses to follow the sun with a series of titles about growing up and going away to Summer Camp. Join Chapters for a morning or an evening discussion. To register, please call 973-728-2822, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Adult/Teen Services desk.
Wednesday, November 20, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
or Thursday, November 21, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Mistreated by her family, May Dodd sees the controversial and covert government-sponsored Brides for Indians program as her only opportunity for freedom. In this fictional account by author Jim Fergus, May's revealing journals confirm both good and evil thrive among civilized and uncivilized societies.
A Sudden Country
Wednesday, October 16, 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
or Thursday, October 17, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Inspired by her ancestor's chronicle, author Karen Fisher weaves a moving tale of two westward travelers, James MacLaren and Lucy Mitchell. Self-reliance and the pioneering spirit are their trusted companions; however, the unforgiving landscape of the Oregon Trail may prove too much for this unlikely pair to overcome.