WPL Book Clubs in February

The only thing that beats curling up with a good book is discussing a good book with other booklovers. Even if you haven’t had a chance to read the book you can find out what other people thought of it.  Book clubbers are friendly and the discussions are always lively.  Try it!  Registration is not required. Everyone welcome!  – – Christine Brown, WPL Book Club Facilitator

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club

Tuesday, February 4 at 1:30pm
John M. Harper Branch, Community Room
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

This allegorical story tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

Monday Evening Book Club

Monday, February 10 at 7:00pm
Main Library, Auditorium
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

A young woman and her husband, admitted to hospital to have a baby, request that their nurse be reassigned — they are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a white public defender who warns against bringing race into the courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other’s lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear.

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Thursday, February 20 at 1:30pm
Main Library, Boardroom
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety.  These remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life.  Author Michael Pollan investigates the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs including his own life-changing psychedelic experiences.