Come check out the Pike and chat about the latest great books.

Newcomers are always welcome! This bookclub meets in person on the third Wednesday of each month.

March book selection: "Beartown" by Fredrik Backman

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever-encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.

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We are reading:

 

Date:
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Columbia Pike Branch Library
Audience:
Events for Adults 18+ Only Good for Adults Age 55+
Categories:
Book Club
Calendar:
Arlington Public Library
Registrations open at 7:00pm Wednesday, February 16, 2022

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