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 HarrisMonday, May 9, 11 AM

Book cover: What the Fireflies Knew

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 FoleyMonday, May 23, 11 AM

Book cover: The Paris Apartment

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; jrmaruskin@clarkbooks.org.

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 choskins@kycareers.com, 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

A Northern Red Oak

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.