Florence County Library: Book Club selections announced
The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Book Club has selected the following books to read and discuss during the summer season:
April 15 – Memorial Drive, by Natasha Trethewey. The Pulitzer Prize-winning, two-term poet laureate offers this autobio-graphical account about the murder of her 40-year-old mother, Gwendolyn, by Gwendolyn’s second hus-band, a troubled Vietnam veteran.
May 20 - The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, by Hendrik Groen. An elderly man begins keeping a journal to keep up his spirits in this dark, funny, and true-to-life novel by an unlikely best-selling Dutch author.
June 17 – Maid, by Stephanie Land. In this true story, Land describes what it is like to be a single mother struggling to survive.
July 15 – Redhead by the Side of the Road, by Anne Tyler. The 23rd novel by the award-winning, bestselling American author.
Aug. 19 – This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger. In mid-America dur-ing the Great Depression, four orphaned children escape a Native American boarding school and canoe down the Mississippi seek-ing a home.
VIRTUAL TOUR -The Doc-tors Bruce and Lee Founda-tion Library presents a virtual tour of one of the newest downtown businesses, The DIY Place. The video is available for viewing on the Library’s website and Face-book page
The DIY Place opened last November at 157 W. Evans St. and is the first of its kind in Florence. Cus-tomers can walk in and choose from available proj-ects. All materials and tools are provided, and the staff is available to help customers finish projects. Aimee and Cornelio Monjarrez are co-owners of the business. Aimee said she’s “always had a passion for crafting and some people don’t think they have the crafting ability, but I want to give them a space and the tools that they could use and show them that they can actually do it.” Viewers of this virtual pro-gram will get a tour of DIY Place with Aimee, followed by a demonstration of how to make a sign out of a round wood base with a stencil and stains and paints. More infor-mation about the business can be found at the DIY Place Facebook page.
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH - The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will observe National Poetry Month with a month-long virtual poetry celebra-tion. National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 with the goal of increasing the visibility of the poetic form.
The library is accepting submittals now. Poets, aged 18 years or older, can submit a video of themselves read-ing the poem of their choice. Instructions for video submit-tals can be found on the Library’s webpage and Face-book page. That is also where the approved videos can be viewed during the month of April. Call Adult Program Coordinator Debbie Quesada, at (843) 292-7368 for additional information.
The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence. This pro-gram is made possible with the support of the Friends of Florence County Library. Information about upcoming library programs is available at www.florencelibrary.org.