Expand your Reading Horizons!

Are you interested in joining a book club but not sure what you might like to read?  We are a book club that reads and discusses a different genre each month. Take a chance with us! New members are always welcome. 

Join us the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Westover Library.  

This month's genre is historical fiction and the book selection is "The Dictionary of Lost Words" by Pip Williams

 

 

 

2023 Reading List

Registration required.

A limited number of reserved print copies of the selected book will be available at Westover Library circulation desk approximately one month before the book club meeting.  Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Patrons are also encouraged to place holds on available print or digital copies. 

For more information, email sdrewer@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-3738.

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Date:
Monday, March 13, 2023 Show more dates
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Longfellow Room
Library:
Westover Library
Audience:
Events for Adults
Categories:
Book Club
Calendar:
Arlington Public Library

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About the book:

Motherless, Esme spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. One day a slip of paper containing the word bondmaid flutters beneath the table. She rescues the slip, and is told that the word means "slave girl." Learning that words relating to women's and common folks' experiences often go unrecorded, Esme begins to collect other words discarded by the dictionary men. As she grows up, Esme begins in earnest to search out words for her own dictionary: the Dictionary of Lost Words.

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