Book Clubs

All book clubs at Perth East Public Library run from September to June.

Caught Read-Handed

Caught Read-Handed Book Club meets from 1:30-2:30pm

This book club reads a variety of genres including best sellers. If interested in joining please call the library at 519-595-8395.

Next Meeting: May 10 1:30pm

Currently Reading: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

 

Don Tillman sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife. His starts off with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along, especially once he meets Rosie. Rosie is everything he’s not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father. Of course it helps that he is a Professor of Genetics so know a things or two about DNA and how to obtain it.

PEPL Book Club

​​PEPL Book Club meets every fourth Tuesday of the month from
7:00-8:00pm

This book club reads a variety of genres including best sellers. If interested in joining please call the library at 519-595-8395.

Next Meeting: May 22 at 7pm

Currently Reading: As Long as the Rivers Flow by James Bartleman

As Long as the Rivers Flow book art

The novel follows one girl, Martha, from the Cat Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario who is "stolen" from her family at the age of six and flown far away to residential school. She doesn't speak English but is punished for speaking her native language; most terrifying and bewildering, she is also "fed" to the school's attendant priest with an attraction to little girls.

Ten long years later, Martha finds her way home again, barely able to speak her native tongue. The memories of abuse at the residential school are so strong that she tries to drown her feelings in drink, and when she gives birth to her beloved son, Spider, he is taken away by Children's Aid to Toronto. In time, she has a baby girl, Raven, whom she decides to leave in the care of her mother while she braves the bewildering strangeness of the big city to find her son and bring him home.