Afternoon Book Club meets at the library on the 4th Monday of every month at 1:30 pm in the lower level meeting room. The club is open to new members, men and women. Works of fiction and non-fiction are discussed. Contact the library to reserve a book. The next selection is Burr by Gore Vidal and the next meeting is Monday, May 22nd @ 1:30pm.
Description: Here is an extraordinary portrait of one of the most complicated—and misunderstood—figures among the Founding Fathers. In 1804, while serving as vice president, Aaron Burr fought a duel with his political nemesis, Alexander Hamilton, and killed him. In 1807, he was arrested, tried, and acquitted of treason. In 1833, Burr is newly married, an aging statesman considered a monster by many. But he is determined to tell his own story, and he chooses to confide in a young New York City journalist named Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler. Together, they explore both Burr’s past—and the continuing civic drama of their young nation.
Book Discussion Group @ the Senior Center meets the 4th Friday of every month at 2:00 pm at the Polo Senior Center, 101 E Mason Street. Anyone is welcome to attend. Fiction and non-fiction books will be discussed. Contact the library to reserve a book. The next selection will be Factory Man by Beth Macy. The next meeting will be Friday, May 24th @ 2:00pm.
Description: The Bassett Furniture Company was once the world’s biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia family for generations, it was also the center of life in Bassett, Virginia. But beginning in the 1980s, the first waves of Asian competition hit, and ultimately Bassett was forced to send its production overseas. One man fought back: John Bassett III, a shrewd and determined third-generation factory man, now chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co, which employs more than 700 Virginians and has sales of more than $90 million. In FACTORY MAN, Beth Macy brings to life Bassett’s deeply personal furniture and family story, along with a host of characters from an industry that was as cutthroat as it was colorful. As she shows how he uses legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and sheer grit and cunning to save hundreds of jobs, she also reveals the truth about modern industry in America.