Friday with the Friends
Join the FRIENDS every month for a lively discussion of selected books. The Second Friday Book Club welcomes everyone and no registration is required! This is a brown-bag book club sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. Please feel free to bring your lunch! Book chatter begins at 11:30 AM followed by a moderated book discussion at Noon with Mandel Public Library Reference Librarians. For more information, please call 561-868-7701.
Friday, October 12, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Third floor, Hibiscus Room –Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Debated to be either an intense love story or a story of revenge, the novel follows the life of Heathcliff, a mysterious gypsy-like person, from childhood to his death in his late thirties. Heathcliff rises in his adopted family and then is reduced to the status of a servant, running away when the young woman he loves decides to marry another. He returns later, rich and educated, and sets about gaining his revenge on the two families that he believed ruined his life. Chosen as one of America’s 100 most-loved books for PBS's The Great American Read.
Friday, November 9, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Third floor, Hibiscus Room – Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland by Dave Barry. We all know that Florida is wonderful – and, let’s admit it, pretty wacky at times. Dave Barry loves Florida! And in Best. State. Ever., he takes us on a hilarious and affectionate tour of some of Florida’s most unique destinations – classic tourist attractions, venues of high life from night clubs to shooting ranges, and places as disparate as psychic town Cassadaga and retirement mega-community The Villages. Whether you were born here (yes, some of us were!) or you are a new Floridian, you will learn something new about our state, you will definitely laugh, and you will love Florida more than ever. Do not miss this one-of-a-kind tribute to the Sunshine State! This is the 2018 "Read Together Palm Beach County" book selection.