Central Community Library
8601 Mathis Avenue, Manassas, Virginia
*Mystery Book Club: The Chalk Girl by Carol O'Connell
Monday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. No registration required. New members are welcome.
The little girl appeared in Central Park: red-haired, blue-eyed, smiling, perfect-except for the blood on her shoulder. It fell from the sky, she said, while she was looking for her uncle, who turned into a tree. Poor child, people thought. And then they found the body in the tree. her own way.
*Central Reads Book Club: How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
Wednesday, July 17, 1:00 p.m. No registration required.
The story of Shoko, a Japanese woman who married an American GI, and her grown daughter, Sue, a divorced mother whose life as an American housewife hasn't been what she'd expected. When illness prevents Shoko from traveling to Japan, she asks Sue to go in her place. The trip reveals family secrets that change their lives in dramatic and unforeseen ways.
*Science Fiction Book Discussion: "Roadside Picnic" by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
Saturday, July 20, 2:30 p.m. No registration is required.
Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those young rebels who are compelled, in spite of the extreme danger, to venture illegally into the Zone to collect the mysterious artifacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the place and the thriving black market in the alien products. But when he and his friend Kirill go into the Zone together to pick up a "full empty," something goes wrong. And the news he gets from his girlfriend upon his return makes it inevitable that he'll keep going back to the Zone, again and again, until he finds the answer to all his problems.
* Funded by the Friends of Bull Run and Central Libraries.
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