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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.

There is no FRIENDS Book Club in November due to the Veterans Day holiday. Please join us in December.

Friday, December 9, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Third floor, Hibiscus Room
A Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro, the Father of Impressionism"-- Provided by publisher.





Friday, January 13, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Third floor, Hibiscus Room – A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin

A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With her trademark blend of humor and melancholy, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday--uncovering moments of grace in the cafeterias and Laundromats of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Northern California upper classes, and from the perspective of a cleaning woman alone in a hotel dining room in Mexico City.





Friday, February 10, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Third floor, Hibiscus Room – Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

In a collection of essays, observations, and commentaries, the humorist describes his recent move to Paris, life as an American in Paris, his struggle to learn French, his family, and restaurant meals.






Friday, March 10, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Third floor, Hibiscus Room – My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship.