Central Library Presents – November 2013 Adult and Family Programs
Central Community Library
8601 Mathis Avenue, Manassas, Virginia
Speaking of Spanish
Drop into Central's Community Room on Thursday afternoons, bring your lunch, and converse with others who are practicing their Spanish conversational skills.
Thursdays, November 7, 14, and 21, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
*Mystery Book Club: "Double Homicide" by Jonathan and Faye Kellerman
Monday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. No registration required.
Husband and wife together for the first time! They have come up with two novellas jointly written, featuring different detectives solving crimes in different cities. In "In the Land of the Giants," Boston detectives Michael MacCain and Doris Sylvestor investigate the death of a college basketball star. In "Still Life," detectives Darryl Two Moons and Steve Katz work to find the murderer of a Santa Fe art gallery worker.
*Science Fiction Book Discussion: "I Robot: To Protect" by Mickey Zucker Reichert
Saturday, November 16, 2:30 p.m. No registration is required.
2035: Robotic technology has evolved into the realm of self-aware, sentient mechanical entities. The future of the human race is to be inevitably linked with its most brilliant creation. But there are some who do not want the future to arrive. Intelligent and driven, Dr. Susan Calvin is beginning her residency in psychiatry at Manhattan Hasbro teaching hospital, where a select group of patients is receiving the latest in diagnostic advancements--nanotechnology. Tiny nanobots injected into the spinal fluid can locate and assess neural pathways and transmitters, unlocking and mapping the physiological workings of the human mind. The possibilities for such groundbreaking technology are almost endless. Soon Susan begins to notice an ominous chain of events surrounding the patients. They begin exhibiting extreme behavior, from shocking violence to baffling self-destructive tendencies. And when she tries to alert her superiors to the situation, she is met with callous disregard by those who want to keep their project far from any controversy or scrutiny for the sake of their own agenda. But what no one knows is that a technology that promised to improve life is now under the control of those who seek to spread only death...
*Central Reads Book Club: "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline
Wednesday, November 20, 1:00 p.m. No registration required.
Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is "aging out" of the foster care system and facing juvie unless she agrees to help an elderly woman, Vivian Daly, clean out her home. Learning that Vivian came to New York as a young Irish immigrant only to be put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other orphans is eye-opening to Molly. As Molly and Vivian become close, Molly discovers that she can help her friend find answers to the mysteries of her past.
*Funded by Friends of Bull Run and Central Libraries
c) 2013 Prince William Public Library System
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