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On July 13, at 1:00 pm, the library book club will be discussing While my Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky. If you cannot make the meeting but would like to contribute to the discussion, post your thoughts here.
Dewey Readmore Books was the resident cat at Spencer Public Library. He was put in the book return one cold January night in 1988. When the staff found him the next morning, they decided to adopt him. After the library’s board of trustees and the city council approved, the kitten was declawed, neutered, and given the proper vaccinations. A contest was held to pick a name, and Dewey Readmore Books was officially added to the staff. The staff cared for Dewey and donated their pop cans to feed the kitty. Patrons and friends from as far away as New York have donated money for Dewey’s food.
Dewey generated lots of publicity for the library. He was featured in the local paper, Country magazine, Cat Fancy magazine, on the Sioux City television stations, in books, and on postcards. He was a video star in Puss in Books, a documentary about library cats. Of course, Dewey was already the star of the library. Many people came in just to see him. Dewey even had his own job description. Check out Dewey as a supervisor of our staff.
Dewey passed away on November 29, 2006 due to complications from a stomach tumor. He had become very frail because of hyperthyroid disease for which he was receiving medication. He died in the arms of the library director, Vicki Myron. He had just celebrated his 19th birthday eleven days before he died. Although Dewey is gone, he will be remembered by thousands of people whom he cheered by simply being a loving presence in the library. Although we may get another library cat, Dewey will never be replaced. The library won’t be the same without Dewey.
On Feburary 19, at 1:00 pm, the Library Book Club will be meeting to discuss “Pigs in Heaven” by Barbara Kingsolver. You are invited to attend the meeting. . If you cannot attend, please post your thoughts on the book here.
At the January 15 meeting, the book club will be discussing “The Miracle at St. Anna” by James McBride. Have you read this book? If so, please share your thoughts and feelings.
We begin our blog journey with our selection for October 2008. This month we are doing something a little different. Each member has been asked to read a book written by Pearl S. Buck. When the book club meets again on October 16, each member will tell about the book they read and the ideas and opinions derived from the experience. Please join us and post your comments here!
If you would like more biographical information about Pearl S. Buck, please click on the following link: http://www.english.upenn.edu/Projects/Buck/biography.html
Also, The Good Earth (one of her well-known works) is available for audio download at http://reads.lib.overdrive.com/ Call the library at 731-968-3239 if you need assistance.
Hello, Friends! You have reached the newly created blog for the Everett Horn Public Library’s Book Club. This group has been meeting once a month for the past three years to discuss books of interest to them. There have been a few visits by guest authors but mostly just a lot of sharing of ideas and opinions.
Each month, we will be posting the title and a brief summary of the book that will be discussed at the next meeting. Feel free to read the book and share your ideas and opinions on our blog. We would love for you to join us!