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Book Club

December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 3, 2018


Maria V. Snyder, the author of “Poison Study” will participate in our General Book Group on Thursday February 1, 2018 at 6 pm.

“Poison Study” is described as a rollicking, exciting fantasy novel with a strong, intelligent female protagonist, Yelena.  Her world is authoritarian and rigid with strict laws. Yelena is offered a choice between death and becoming the leader’s poison taster.  “Sieges weather, fight together, friends forever” is a quote from the book that encapsulates Yelena’s adventures as she learns to adapt to and change her world.  On one level, this is a wonderful fantasy novel, but the deeper themes stay with readers for years.

Snyder, an Elizabethtown resident, has published 14 novels and has won numerous awards for writing including a 2006 Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel for “Poison Study.”

“Poison Study,” was chosen by vote as the 2018 One Book, One Community Read.

This program promotes the value of reading by recommending a compelling book that links the community in a common conversation. This is the twelfth year that local libraries have collaborated in this regional community campaign. Participating this year are libraries in Dauphin, Perry, and York County.

Members of the Book Club meet monthly to discuss a variety of chosen books. New members are always welcome and registration is not required.

If you’d like to reserve a copy of one of the selections please ask a staff member at the front desk.


Jan. – The Giver by Lois Lowery

Feb. –Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (One Book/One Community)

Mar. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick and Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzbaugh


Apr. – How to be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman

May – Animal Farm by George Orwell

The photo is “The Book Club” by Louis du Mont and is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0



December 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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