Brownstown library announces adult programming for October


Adult programming for October at the Brownstown Public Library, 120 E. Spring St., Brownstown, recently was announced.

Activities include the Adult Book Club, which will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 13 to discuss “This Tender Land” by William Kent Krueger.

In the summer of 1932 on the banks of Minnesota’s Gilead River, the Lincoln Indian Training School is a pitiless place where Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It also is home to Odie O’Banion, a lively orphan boy whose exploits constantly earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Odie and his brother, Albert, are the only white faces among the hundreds of Native American children at the school.

After committing a terrible crime, Odie and Albert are forced to flee for their lives along with their best friend, Mose, a mute young man of Sioux heritage. Out of pity, they also take with them a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy. Together, they steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi in search for a place to call home.

Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphan vagabonds journey into the unknown, crossing paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, “This Tender Land” is an en­thralling, bighearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams and makes us whole.

The club is designed to provide an informal, congenial atmosphere for patrons 18 and older to share their literary interpretations of the current book selection. Everyone should read the month’s selection before the meeting. Feel free to attend even if you haven’t finished the book as long as you don’t mind hearing how the book ends. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the discussion, but listeners are welcome.

Light refreshments are served by individuals from the group on a volunteer basis. Extra copies of the book selection are available one month in advance at the library circulation desk. The program is facilitated by Karen Raymer

The public is invited to participate in craft night at 5 p.m. Oct. 19. Participants will be making pumpkins out of paper towel rolls and book pages during this activity for adults.

The Romance Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. Oct. 26. If you’re an adult who loves books about love and happily ever after, now may be the time to join the library’s new club.

Bring the book you’re reading and ideas on what you think others in the group should read. All different types of romance genres are welcome. The group will be reading books available on Libby and Hoopla and at the library.

Registration is requested for adult programs and may be done at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 812-358-2853.

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