Our Philomena Public Library

The character of any town can be defined by it’s library; a library is a reflection of a community. It’s a portal of knowledge that is open and available to anyone and everyone. A library is a center for learning, teaching, helping and connecting. As our town grows and prospers, so will our library.

The Philomena Library already has one established event. The Vintage Book Club meets every Sunday at 3 pm and discusses the current book on a predetermined book list. Right now, we are reading Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey. A classic western from a beloved American author.

Another library event is scheduled for September 27th through October 4th. It’s the Philomena Book Fair. This is a week-long event and will consist of booths of books to explore and discover. Hand-picked books that highlight and enrich our Philomena experience. These books will also find a permanent home in our library.

The biggest event to come for our library is it’s transformation into a public repository of knowledge and enrichment. Plans are being discussed and books are being collected in the expectation of making the Philomena library an affiliate of the Alexandrian Free Library. This is a community endeavor to make our library the focal point of our town.

Philomena has great character and spirit! We are working to see that spirit reflected in our public library. Let’s make the Philomena Public Library the revered and beloved center of Philomena.

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Vintage Readers Book Club: Frankenstein

Ms. Patricia Toolips has been leading the Vintage Readers Book Club for several months now.  Hard to believe, isn’t it?!  Each Sunday at 3PM SLT, the group meets on the upper floor of the Philomenaville Library; the cozy nook at the top of the stairs.

So far, the group has sipped tea (and was that something stronger that wafted from a few tea cups?).  The group has read such timeless classics, and lesser known novels such as Bram Stoker’s The Jewel of Seven Stars, Alice Hegan Rice’s Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, and John Buchan’s The Thirty-nine Steps.  This coming Sunday, the group shall meet to discuss the first three chapters of  Mary Shelley’s timeless literary classic and masterpiece (or is it?  Come share your opinion on that matter) Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.

So, stop on by and engage in some interesting discussion regarding a novel while mixing in some good ol’ fashion small town gossip! Come prepared with some points of discussion regarding the book.  All are welcome, as always; even if you didn’t get a chance to read.  This is not a role-play event, but some light Role-play is always welcome; period dress is not required, but is most certainly not dissuaded.

Your carriage ride: Philomenaville Library Book Club Corner

Grab your virtual copies of the text at the following locations:

Archive.org

LibriVox

LibriVox (Dramatic Reading)

Also, don’t miss the 1910 film:

Frankenstein