Favorite Book Exchange

Thursday June 27, 2024 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
 

When: Thursday, June 27 at 7 PM

Where: 109 Warwick Drive

What a wonderful year of reading! Join us for a book exchange! Please bring a new, wrapped copy of a book that you LOVE! Hostess will provide drinks and snacks, but if there is something special you are in the mood for, feel free to bring it along. Can’t wait to hear about everyone’s choices! Hope to see you there! 

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Book Club – ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’

Wednesday May 29, 2024 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
 

When: Wednesday, May 29 from 7:30 to 10:30 PM

Where: Julie’s House, 1782 Robson Drive

Join us at Julie’s for a discussion of ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ by John Kennedy Toole. 

‘Ignatius J. Reilly is the unlikely, and unforgettable hero of the Pulitzer prize-winning A Confederacy of Dunces. Set in New Orleans, the novel follows Ignatius, a thirty-year-old, unemployed scholar who lives with his mother. He launches a crusade against modernity—which he thinks is the downfall of humankind.’

Please bring a snack or drink to share- must be tree nut and sesame free as there is an allergy in the home. Hope to see you there!

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Book Club – “Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism” 

Thursday April 25, 2024 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
 

When: Thursday, April 25 from 7:30 to 10:30 PM

Where: Maria’s house, 117 Warwick Drive

Join us at Maria’s for a discussion of “Cultish – The Language of Fanaticism” by Amanda Montell!

“What makes “cults” so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes researching suburban moms gone QAnon is because we’re looking for a satisfying explanation for what causes people to join—and more importantly, stay in—extreme groups. We secretly want to know: could it happen to me? Amanda Montell’s argument is that, on some level, it already has . . .

Our culture tends to provide pretty flimsy answers to questions of cult influence, mostly having to do with vague talk of “brainwashing.” But the true answer has nothing to do with freaky mind-control wizardry or Kool-Aid. In Cultish, Montell argues that the key to manufacturing intense ideology, community, and us/them attitudes all comes down to language. In both positive ways and shadowy ones, cultish language is something we hear—and are influenced by—every single day.  

Through juicy storytelling and cutting original research, Montell exposes the verbal elements that make a wide spectrum of communities “cultish,” revealing how they affect followers of groups as notorious as Heaven’s Gate, but also how they pervade our modern start-ups, Peloton leaderboards, and Instagram feeds. Incisive and darkly funny, this enrapturing take on the curious social science of power and belief will make you hear the fanatical language of “cultish” everywhere.”

Please bring a snack or drink to share. Hope to see you there!

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Book Club – “The Violin Conspiracy”

Wednesday March 13, 2024 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
 

When: Wednesday, March 13 from 7 to 10 pm

Where: 1025 Tall Trees

Join us at Frances’s for a discussion about Brendan Slocumb’s “The Violin Conspiracy”

“Growing up Black in rural North Carolina, Ray McMillian’s life is already mapped out. But Ray has a gift and a dream—he’s determined to become a world-class professional violinist, and nothing will stand in his way. Not his mother, who wants him to stop making such a racket; not the fact that he can’t afford a violin suitable to his talents; not even the racism inherent in the world of classical music. 

When he discovers that his beat-up, family fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, all his dreams suddenly seem within reach, and together, Ray and his violin take the world by storm. But on the eve of the renowned and cutthroat Tchaikovsky Competition—the Olympics of classical music—the violin is stolen, a ransom note for five million dollars left in its place. Without it, Ray feels like he’s lost a piece of himself. As the competition approaches, Ray must not only reclaim his precious violin, but prove to himself—and the world—that no matter the outcome, there has always been a truly great musician within him.”

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Book Club – Book Lovers

Thursday February 22, 2024 7:00 PM
 

When: 2/22/2024 – 7pm – 10 pm

Where: Rachelle’s house – 823 Shire Lane

Join us for a romance read this February – “Book Lovers” by Emily Henry!

“Nora Stephens is a workaholic, cutthroat literary agent living in New York who is dragged into a monthlong trip to the picturesque small town of Sunshine Falls, North Carolina by her younger sister. Nora is very familiar with all the tropes about small town transformations and rom-coms featuring protagonists giving it all up for a simpler life, but Nora likes her life and job in New York.

But when Nora runs into Charlie Lastra — a handsome, no-nonsense book editor she knows from New York — in Sunshine Falls, she finds herself questioning many aspects of her life and realizing that she doesn’t know where this story is headed…”

Please bring a drink or snack to share!

Hostess requests you leave shoes at the door, please. Hope to see you there!

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Book Club – Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

Wednesday January 31, 2024 7:00 PM
 

When: January 31st – 7 pm – 10 pm

Where: Diana’s House – 2241 Old Washington Rd

Join us for January’s book selection! “Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.”

Please bring a snack or drink to share. Hope you can make it!

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Book Club – My Life in France & Favorite book exchange

Wednesday December 27, 2023 7:30 PM
 

When: December 27th – 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Where: Julie’s House – 1782 Robson Drive

Join us for a discussion of Julia Child’s autobiography and favorite book exchange!

After the book discussion, we will exchange favorite books! If you would like to participate in the book exchange, please bring a wrapped book that is a favorite and you will go home with something new to read 🙂

Hostess asks you to bring a snack or drink to share. Feel free to stick on theme and bring something French inspired! However, there is a severe sesame allergy in the home, so it MUST be sesame free. Hope to see you there!

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Book Club – Project Hail Mary

Thursday November 30, 2023 7:00 PM
 

When: November 30th, 7 pm

Where: Jamie’s House – 1205 Old Meadow Road

Join us for November book club! We will be discussing Andy Weir’s sci-fi novel “Project Hail Mary”. Please bring a snack or drink to share. Hope to see you there!

“As Ryland Grace awakens from a coma, he doesn’t know who he is or where he is, but a mix of calculations, deductions, and slowly returning memories enlightens him: He’s a junior high school science teacher on a small space ship. His mission? Save Earth.”

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Novel November with VE Schwab

Wednesday November 1, 2023 7:00 PM
 

When: November 1st, 7 pm – 9:45 pm

Where: Peters Township High School: 121 Rolling Hills Drive, McMurray, PA 15317

Join us at Peters Township High School for an author talk featuring our October book club choice! We can plan to meet at the high school a little before, sit together, and may grab a drink afterwards 🙂 Link is at the bottom to buy tickets. Please reach out with any questions!

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE SEPTEBER 7, 2023. PLEASE NOTE ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO EXCHANGES, NO REFUNDS. ALSO, THERE WILL BE NO DIGITAL TICKET OPTION FOR THIS EVENT.

Victoria “V.E.” Schwab is the featured author for The Peters Township Library Foundation’s 6th annual Novel November on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm. Doors open for General Admission at 6:30 pm. Local health and safety guidelines will be followed, including any guidelines in place for the high school.

Ticket prices are $75 for VIP, $30 for Adult General Admission and $5 for Student General Admission.

If available, General Admission tickets for adults and students will be sold at the door. The event will be held at the Peters Township High School, 121 Rolling Hills Drive, McMurray, PA,15317. A book signing will follow the program. Books will be sold by Riverstone Books the evening of the event.

https://ptlibraryfoundation.ticketleap.com/victoriaschwab2023/details

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October book club – “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue”

Thursday October 26, 2023 7:00 PM
 

When: October 26th – 7 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: Bartram House Bakery – (Millers Run Road Bridgeville )

Join us for a discussion of V.E. Schwab’s best selling novel!

Synopsis: “France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever―and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.”

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