Pageturner’s Book Group
Books available at the circulation desk. You will be registered to attend when you check out a copy.
What the Fireflies Knew, by Kai Harris–Monday, May 9, 11 AM
An ode to Black girlhood and adolescence. What the Fireflies Knew follows KB after her father dies of an overdose and debts incurred from his addiction cause the loss of the family home in Detroit. KB and her teenage sister, Nia, are sent by their overwhelmed mother to live with their estranged grandfather in Lansing, Michigan. Over the course of a single sweltering summer, KB attempts to navigate a world that has turned upside down.
A dazzling and moving novel about family, identity, and race, What the Fireflies Knew poignantly reveals that heartbreaking but necessary component of growing up–the realization that loved ones can be flawed and that the perfect family we all dream of looks different up close.
The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley–Monday, May 23, 11 AM
Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn’t sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but he didn’t say no, and surely everything will look better from Paris. Only when she shows up – to find a very nice apartment, could Ben really have afforded this? – he’s not there.
The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess starts to dig into her brother’s situation, and the more questions she has. Ben’s neighbors are an eclectic bunch, and not particularly friendly. Jess may have come to Paris to escape her past, but it’s starting to look like it’s Ben’s future that’s in question.
The socialite – The nice guy – The alcoholic – The girl on the verge – The concierge.
Everyone’s a neighbor. Everyone’s a suspect. And everyone knows something they’re not telling.
Write Local and Meeting of Minds Zoom
The Library’s writing workshop, Write Local, meets Friday, May 14 and 28, from 10–11:30 AM on Zoom. Participants read works in progress, and discussion follows. We enjoy talking about writing and sharing ideas. All genres and styles are welcome.
The Library’s discussion group, Meeting of Minds, meets Tuesday, May 31, on Zoom. Conversations at Meeting of Minds range. We usually do not start with a set topic. One of the group members starts an idea rolling and we follow it. Interesting conversation among friends and neighbors. We converse; we don’t argue.
For a Zoom invitation, to either program contact Adult Services Librarian, John Maruskin, 859−744−5661, ext. 110; email@example.com.
Kentucky Career Center Representative Christie Hoskins will be at CCPL Wednesday, May 18, 1–4 PM
Christie can provide career training information including programs for veterans and people with disabilities. She helps people create resumes, explore career options, and match jobs with their skills.
If you’d like to set up an appointment with Christie during her April 20 visit, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 859−779−4622.
Kentucky Career Centers are located in Richmond, Georgetown, Lexington, and Danville. If you’d like to talk to someone about Career Center services before April 20, email KentuckyCareerCenterSupport@ky.gov, or call 502−564−0871, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM.
Kentucky River Foothills Representative CaraGrace Cain will be at the Library Wednesday, May 18, from 12:30–3 PM
Ms. Cain will provide information about enrolling for KYnect Medicaid insurance and other Kentucky River Foothills benefit programs. She will be able to explain Qualified Health Plans available in 2022 through KYnect Marketplace .
Free Oak Tree Saplings
The library will give away free oak tree saplings on “Love a Tree Day,” May 16, from 9 AM‑2 PM.
Did you know oaks are the National Tree of America? Now you can grow one on your property.
The Library will give away Nuttall and Northern Red Oak saplings on National Love a Tree Day. Those trees will be available to the public for free. There will also be an instruction sheet on the best way to plant an oak sapling.
Not only are oaks the National Tree, but “faery folk live in old oaks.” Add a little magic to your property by planting a Northern Red or Nuttall Oak.
CCPL’s 2022 Adult Summer Reading Program Begins Wednesday, June 1
Adults with a CCPL card can participate. Every time you check out materials a copy of your receipt will be entered in a raffle for one of three $100 gift certificates to a Clark County business of your choice. You can also take the ASRP Book Challenge to win a Magic Bullet Juicer/Blender.
Reading Diaries will be available for patrons who’d like to keep track of books they read over the summer.