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Reading this summer? Join the Teen Summer Reading Club and win prizes for all of your hard work.
Sign up in The Basement beginning Tuesday, May 26.
Prizes funded by the Friends of the Grandview Library.
A celebration of reading!
Read each selection & join staffer Michele Reinhart for a spirited discussion!
In China, the birth of the Buddha is celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth lunar month. This year, the Buddha’s birthday falls on May 25. In honor of this most important Buddhist holiday – and bearing in mind the Buddhist belief in reincarnation – this month, we will be reading and discussing Kate Atkinson’s 2013 novel Life After Life.
Life After Life is a novel that defies the adage, you only live once. In fact, if there was an adage, you only die once, it would defy that one, too.
Life After Life is the story of Ursula Todd, a woman who died at birth on February 11, 1910. This first death, however, is not her last; nor does it mark the end of her life. Ursula lives on in an alternate scenario, where the doctor arrives in time to save her newborn infant life.
Later, Ursula drowns. Then, there is a fatal fall from a roof. She succumbs to influenza, she commits suicide, she is murdered. Each time she dies, she returns on an alternate course along the grand trajectory of her life; a trajectory punctuated by 20th Century history – and alternate history.
Check our catalog for available copies of the book and join us for our discussion on the May 27.
With staff member Wendy Wise
Questions? Call Reference at 614-481-3776.
Enjoy a walking tour of Grandview with chocolate stops at participating businesses on Thursday, May 28, from 6-8 pm!
The Grandview Library Foundation proudly presents the Grandview Chocolate Walk to benefit the Grandview Library Endowment Fund, a fund established to ensure the long term financial security of the Grandview Library. The event also highlights Grandview's outstanding, pedestrian-friendly business district.
A limited number of $25 tickets are available:
Ticket sales deadline is Sunday, May 24.
Your ticket allows you to visit participating merchants and to collect a unique chocolate treat at each stop on the route at these participating businesses:
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.