Thursday, October 15 at 2:30 PM
We’ll have a thread on Facebook where you can comment your thoughts on the book, and at 2:30 PM, we’ll host a Zoom meeting to discuss the book.
About the book:
If you love Jennifer Robson or The Crown you will love New York Times bestselling author Karen Harper’s novel about Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.
1939. As the wife of the King George VI and the mother of the future queen, Elizabeth—“the queen mother”—shows a warm, smiling face to the world. But it’s no surprise that Hitler himself calls her the “Most Dangerous Woman in Europe.” For behind that soft voice and kindly demeanor is a will of steel.
Two years earlier, George was thrust onto the throne when his brother Edward abdicated, determined to marry his divorced, American mistress Mrs. Simpson. Vowing to do whatever it takes to make her husband’s reign a success, Elizabeth endears herself to the British people, and prevents the former king and his brazen bride from ever again setting foot in Buckingham Palace.
Elizabeth holds many powerful cards, she’s also hiding damaging secrets about her past and her provenance that could prove to be her undoing.
In this riveting novel of royal secrets and intrigue, Karen Harper lifts the veil on one of the world’s most fascinating families, and how its “secret weapon” of a matriarch maneuvered her way through one of the most dangerous chapters of the century.
Please register online for the Zoom call. Registration closes at 1:30 PM Thursday, October 15.
You will receive a meeting link and password the day of the meeting through the email address you provide.
2nd Monday of the month from 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM in the Carnegie Library Center
If you love discussing plot twists and talking about characters like they’re real people, then this new book club is for you! Join Whitney and Amanda for some refreshments and time to focus on one of your favorite obsessions: good books!
How it works:
This year’s book selections:
2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center
What is Brown Bag Book Club?
It’s a group of ladies who enjoy chatting about all things book-related, hosted by Pam Federspiel and Whitney Wooters.
It’s called Brown Bag Book Club because when the book club started in 1992, everyone brought their own lunch in a brown paper bag. Now, the library serves refreshments! Also, if the book club likes the books they read, they are turned into book kits that anyone can check out to use for their book club, and they are kept in brown bags.
How it works:
This year’s book selections:
Mondays from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM and
Thursdays from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM in the Carnegie Library Center
Join instructor Helen in Gentle Yoga. Stretch, strengthen, and breathe in this gentle class for seniors ages 50+.
Mondays from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM in the Carnegie Library Center
Join instructor Helen for Nia, a conditioning program that stands for Non-Impact Aerobics. You’ll enjoy gentle dancing that helps your mind and body!
Tuesdays from 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM in the Carnegie Library Center
Join instructor Tristan for this fun class! You’ll enjoy it so much, you won’t even notice burning approximately 225 calories! Increase your heart rate, strengthen your core, and improve your coordination and focus.
All you need to bring is an exercise ball. We will provide the 17-gallon bucket (to use as a stand for your ball) and drumsticks.
Tuesdays from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center
Join instructor Tiffany for the party of a lifetime…oh, did we mention you will be exercising, too?
Wednesdays from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center
Join instructor Bayley as she teaches Tai Chi. Often referred to as “moving mediation” – a powerful key to relaxation, increased focus, and concentration.
3rd Friday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at 1:00 PM in the Carnegie Library Center
Enjoy a movie on the big screen while eating snacks and drinking water.
If you have a movie suggestion, please email it to email@example.com
November 15: Second Act (PG-13)
December 20: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG)
Available all day, every day by the public printer on the Main Floor.
In search of a new puzzle or game to try, or wanting to get rid of puzzles or games you no longer want? Stop by the library and exchange what you don’t want with what you do!
The first Monday of the month from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Library Center Meeting Room B, beginning August 5. By appointment only.
Veterans Benefits Field Representative Tom Hanner will be at the Library each month to help veterans navigate health care, education, and more.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM in the Community Room (Beginning August 6, GED will be held in the Carnegie Library Center.)
GED coordinator Venita would be glad to help you prep for the GED test or tutor you in improving your college class scores.
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the Study Room (Beginning in August, Vocation Rehab will be held in the Carnegie Library Center.)
Assists Kentuckians with disabilities to achieve suitable employment and independence.
The first Monday of the month from 5:30 PM – 7 PM in Room A of the Carnegie Library Center
Beginning February 3
If you are passionate about writing but need some encouragement to stay focused, keep going, or continue growing, then join author Kay Roberts and wiriting enthusiast Whitney Wooters for a new monthly writers group. Writers ages 13+ are welcome.
Here’s what to expect:
If you’re looking for an online community of writers, then join our Shelby County Writers Group Facebook group. We love to:
We’re looking forward to getting to know you and encouraging you as you write!
If you are interested or have questions, please email Whitney at firstname.lastname@example.org.