Join us for a lively monthly book club at Aurora Hills!

Join us every 4th Tuesday of the month at Aurora Hills Branch from 6:30 – 7:45 pm. Can’t make it in person? No problem! Register for this event and receive a Zoom link to attend virtually. New members always welcome!

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This month we are reading "West with Giraffes" by Lynda Rutledge

"'Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes...' Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. It's 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California's first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. Inspired by true events, the tale weaves real-life figures with fictional ones, including the world's first female zoo director, a crusty old man with a past, a young female photographer with a secret, and assorted reprobates as spotty as the giraffes. Part adventure, part historical saga, and part coming-of-age love story, West with Giraffes explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, the passing of time, and a story told before it's too late"--Publisher.

We are reading: 

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Eads Room
Aurora Hills Library
Events for Adults
Book Club
Arlington Public Library

Registration is required. There are 40 in-person seats available. There are 25 online seats available.

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