Granville Reads
In order to promote reading in our community, we are holding a “reading flash mob” during a performance at the Summer Concert Series. We will ask participants to show up at the Veterans Memorial Park on July 28 at 7:00 PM with a book, magazine, e-book, or other reading material to show the world that reading
Book Club reading “Russian Roulette”
March 8, 1:00PM In 1917, a band of communist revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace of Tsar Nicholas II—a dramatic and explosive act marking that Vladimir Lenin’s communist revolution was now underway. But Lenin would not be satisfied with overthrowing the tsar. His goal was a global revolt that would topple all Western capitalist regimes — starting
Pember Book Club
The Pember Book Club will be discussing The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander. GoodReads says: In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of
1000 Books before Kindergarten
1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN SETS CHILDREN ON THE PATH TO SUCCESS . . . ONE BOOK AT A TIME Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Pember Library. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading
Libri Grant
  The Pember Library recently received 82 new books for toddlers through high school. The books were awarded to the library through the Libri Foundation of Eugene, Oregon “Books for Children Grant.” The grant is a matching funds grant in which the library can receive up to $1050 worth of books provided they raise one third
Book Club
The book club will be reading Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. From Goodreads : From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century’s great, unequal cities.In this brilliantly written, fast-paced book, based
Book Club
The Pember Book Club is reading In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larsen. Join us for a discussion of the book on April 21 at 1:00 PM Berlin,1933. William E. Dodd, a mild-mannered academic from Chicago, has to his own and everyone else's surprise, become America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany, in a year that proves
Fun Erupts at the Pember
February through May, the Pember Library and the Pember Museum will present several joint programs. Each program will feature books, science and a fun project or video. On February 18, 3:30 to 4:30 PM, "Fun Explodes" at the Pember. There will be a volcano competition between the library and museum. Vote on your favorite and watch
Summer reading lists
There’s still time to help your kids catch up on their summer reading! Here are some lists of recommended books. For more information see
Book Donations
We regret that we can’t accept any more book donations until after July 22. Our storage area is filling up Fast! Please remember that we can’t accept books that are torn or dirty and if they smell “funky,” we will put them in the garbage. The Friend’s book sale (and Slate Valley Garden Club plant & bake sale)