Book Club - October 20th

The October 20th meeting of the Riverton Area Book Club delves into "the dark story of America's shining women" in Kate Moore's book, The Radium Girls.  The "shining women" suffered from the "glow" of poisoning as they painted watch hands and numbers to shine in the dark. Not surprisingly, this led to tragic and horrific deaths. The book chronicles their legal struggles for acknowledgement of wrong-doing and compensation, in particular against the Radiant Dial Company located in Ottawa, Illinois. Ms. Moore used the LaSalle County Historical Museum for much of her research.

Book Club Reminder - August 18th

The Riverton Area Book Club is meeting this Saturday, August 18, at the Riverton Village Library from 10:00 - 11:00 am.This month we will discuss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith. Are you reading a book you would like the group to discuss? Please bring along your suggestions--or favorite reads!Book discussions are open to all who are interested!  For further information please contact the Riverton Library at 217-629-6353.

Book Club News - July 21

Read the Book, Watch the Movie!
On July 21 the Riverton Area Book Club will discuss The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls.  This 2005 memoir chronicles the unconventional and poverty stricken life of the Walls family. It is told through the eyes of Jeannette who describes her dysfunctional parents Rex and Rose Marie and how she and her siblings manage to survive a nomadic lifestyle in their childhood. The "glass castle" refers to the house that Mr. Walls dreams of building some day.


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