Friends of the Library will meet Thursday, March 2nd (Also Read Across America Day!) at 5 pm. Time to get ready for the Bellringer Run!
Join one of our Book Clubs. One meets the 2nd Monday at 6 pm (3/13/23) and the other the 3rd Wednesday at 9 am (3/15/2023). In celebration of Women’s History month, we’ll be reading, “The Only Woman In the Room” by Marie Benedict and “The Women’s March” by Jennifer Chiaverini. The first based on movie star, Hedy Lamarr and her role in WWII and the second, on the women’s suffrage march on 3/3/1913 down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. Both are historical fiction which I hope inspires additional reading of non-fiction offerings.
Our next paint night will be Friday, March 17th at 6 pm. Call or stop by the library to register. We’ll be painting, “Spring Lamb” with The Art Sherpa.
Guest Review: INVISIBLE STORM: A SOLDIER’S MEMOIR OF POLITICS AND PTSD by Jason Kander
This nonfiction book is written about the PTSD experience of Jason Kander. As an army intelligence officer deployed to Afghanistan Jason returned to civilian life with a case of PTSD which he denied having for over a decade. He entered local and state level politics and ran for president instead of going to therapy. Jason’s #1 lesson: either you deal with your trauma, or it deals with you. For Jason that involved a commitment to therapy and homework for himself and his spouse. Presently Jason has put his political skills to work to establish humanity projects with the assistance of many veterans and has acted as an advisor to presidential candidates on veterans and national security policy. BUT….is the “Monster” gone? Will he become involved with politics again? That’s in Jason Kander’s book, also.