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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. 

The Light in the RuinsFriday, February 12, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Third floor, Hibiscus Room – 
The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian 
This year's Read Together Palm Beach County book is a historical fiction novel set against an exquisitely rendered Italian countryside. It's a breathtaking story of moral paradox, human fraility and the mysterious ways of the heart. 



Little FailureFriday, March 11, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Third floor, Hibiscus Room –
 Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart
After three acclaimed novels, Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far. Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado. The result is a resonant story of family and belonging that feels epic and intimate and distinctly his own.

Conversando sobre libros

Acompanenos cada el tercer sábado del mes a las 10:00 AM para una charla sobre un libro de un autor latino. Para obtener información, póngase en contacto con la biblioteca en 561-868-7723.
 
Contigo en la distancia

sábado, 20 de febrero 2016 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Third floor, Iris Room - 
Contigo en la Distancia de Carla Guelfenbein
Los laberintos del amor y la mentira, y el talento desigual como desafío de una pareja son los grandes temas de esta novela de Carla Guelfenbein, una autora que ha deslumbrado a Coetzee y a miles de lectores en el mundo.



Tambien Esto Pasarasábado, 19 de marzo 2016 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Third floor, Iris Room -
 Tambien Esto Pasara de Milena Busquets
"Cuando era niña, para ayudarla a superar la muerte de su padre, a Blanca su madre le contó un cuento chino. Un cuento sobre un poderoso emperador que convocó a los sabios y les pidió una frase que sirviese para todas las situaciones posibles. Tras meses de deliberaciones, los sabios se presentaron ante el emperador con una propuesta: "También esto pasará". Y la madre añadió: "El dolor y la pena pasarán, como pasan la euforia y la felicidad".