Book Discussion Groups

Genoa Library

Thackrey Meeting Room

July 21st 2020  At 6:30

Genoa's Veterans Park Weather Permitting or else Via Zoom

2 CHILDREN FOR SALE

The scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It’s an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices.

For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when the image leads to his big break, the consequences are devastating in ways he never imagined.

Haunted by secrets of her own, secretary Lillian Palmer sees more in the picture than a good story and is soon drawn into the fray. Together, the two set out to right a wrongdoing and mend a fractured family, at the risk of everything they value.

Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the nation, this touching novel explores the tale within the frame and behind the lens—a journey of ambition, love, and the far-reaching effects of our actions.

Copies of the book are
Available on Hoopla as an Ebook
Call Meghan (419) 855-3380 with questions
Elmore Library
Damschroder Meeting Room

may 28, 2020 - 10am*

please note meeting date subject to cancellation

In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." 

The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill's "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare." She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and--despite her prosthetic leg--helped to light the flame of the French Resistance, revolutionizing secret warfare as we know it. 

Virginia established vast spy networks throughout France, called weapons and explosives down from the skies, and became a linchpin for the Resistance. Even as her face covered wanted posters and a bounty was placed on her head, Virginia refused order after order to evacuate. She finally escaped through a death-defying hike over the Pyrenees into Spain, her cover blown. But she plunged back in, adamant that she had more lives to save, and led a victorious guerilla campaign, liberating swathes of France from the Nazis after D-Day.

Copies of the book are at the
Elmore Library Circulation Desk.
Call Jen (419) 862-2482 with questions

Read Between the Wines Book Group

Wine Flight
332 Rice St.   Elmore, OH

July 21, 2020 - 6:30pm*

This meeting has been moved online via zoom

join us at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86595844769?pwd=KzNmYkx3WEtGZmRiejFJNG96dmVmQT09

Meeting ID: 865 9584 4769
Password: 329600

When the world ends and you find yourself forsaken, every second counts. No one knows this more than Edgar Hill. Stranded on the other side of the country from his wife and children, Ed must push himself across a devastated wasteland to get back to them. With the clock ticking and hundreds of miles between them, his best hope is to run -- or risk losing what he loves forever.

Copies of the book are available on the LIBBY app or via online.  

Once a month, read the book and come to WINE FLIGHT ready to discuss while sipping on your favorite beverage!

Participants receive $2 off glasses of wine. Don't worry--there will be time to socialize as well!

Contact Info

Harris-Elmore Public Library

328 Toledo St.

P.O. Box 45

Elmore, OH 43416

Phone:  (419) 862-2482

Fax:  (419) 862-2123

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Monday Wednesday Friday: 10am-5pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-6pm

Saturday: 10am-2pm

Sunday: CLOSED

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