Book Club - Saturday, July 17

Back to the third Saturday of the month, July 17 is the next book club meeting. The group will talk about Sold on a Monday, by Kristina McMorris and published in 2018.  McMorris was inspired to write this book after seeing a 1948 photo of children offered up for sale and reading a followup article. In her historical fiction, a reporter in 1931 snaps a similar photo, not intended for publication but which becomes a news item with devastating consequences.The book club meets from 10-11am in the community room of the Riverton Municipal Building.

Book Club - June 26

The June 26 book selected for the book club is Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan. Tan recently appeared in a film, "Unintended Memoir," (PBS) about her life and career, including personal photos, home movies, animation, and interviews. Many of her writings were inspired by Tan's experiences; this novel, her sixth work, is about a group of American tourists who travel to China and Burma. We celebrate author Amy Tan in May, which is Asian American/Pacific Island Heritage month. 

Book Club - May 15th

Saturday, May 15, is the next meeting for the book club. The selection is The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George, a German author. She is an advocate for writers and women's rights and has worked as a cop reporter, free lance journalist, and managing editor for a number of publications. The main character, Monsieur Jean Perdu, is known for his "Literary Apothecary." He sells books from a barge on the River Seine in Paris. But he is no ordinary bookseller; Perdu has insight into what his patrons need to improve their lives and he prescribes books accordingly.

Book Club - April 24th

 

Fun, delightful, beach read--these are some of the words used to describe Elin Hilderbrand's 2017 novel The Identicals, the Riverton Area Book Club's April selection. The meeting will take place April 24, from 10-11 am, in the Riverton Municipal Building's community room. (Please note that this is a week later than usual.)  Masks are required and social distancing is available.

Trivia Night 2021 - Cancelled

The Riverton Village Library has made the decision to cancel our annual Trivia Night again in 2021 due to COVID.  We hope to see you all again in 2022.  Ware are accepting donation in lieu of this fundraiser.  You can send any amount you are able to give to Riverton Village Library, 1200 Riverton Road, Riverton, IL  62561.The library is open for regular hours with limited capacity.  You can reach us at 217 629-6353 or at rvl1@casscomm.com.  Thank you for your continued support.

 

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