Book Party – May 19 @ Emory = “The Help”

Thursday Evening, we complete another circuit of Book Parties -as we invite the community and library patrons to come discuss The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. — Meet us at the Emory, on Woodward & Troy, at 7:30 pm. Don’t forget, show your library and card and the first drink (well or draft) is free between 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

“In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women—mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends—view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t…” – from GoodReads

FPL has its finger on the pulse, as we sneak our own nod into the help before the actual movie adaptation comes out… (in August)… That way, we can all legitimately judge whether it was a great, fair or bumbled translation of book-to-film.

This is the third part of yet-another three-book-series of “Book Parties.” Stay tuned to FPL for the next series/trio of unconventional book club meets, likely meeting in a few month.



The Detroit Free Press reported on the future of the Troy Public Library – which is looking a little more brighter, if not a bit more stable, thanks to a reprieve against closing in the short term (the library had been scheduled to close May 1 under the current fiscal-year budget, but the City Council voted 5-2 to hold a special election on Aug. 2nd for a library millage proposal adding 7/10 of a mill property tax for five years (hopefully to raise $3.1 million dollars).

More info from the Free Press and the Troy Public Library.

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