Paris Library Events

Looking for Me
Paris Pagemasters Reading Group
Paris Public Library
Tuesday, October 15th at 4pm - - - Looking For Me By: Beth Hoffman 

Join us at the Paris Library as we celebrate southern culture and discuss fan favorite, 
Looking for Me By: Beth Hoffman.

Teddi Overman found her life’s passion for furniture in a broken-down chair left on the side of the road in rural Kentucky. She learns to turn other people’s castoffs into beautifully restored antiques, and eventually finds a way to open her own shop in Charleston. There, Teddi builds a life for herself as unexpected and quirky as the customers who visit her shop. Though Teddi is surrounded by remarkable friends and finds love in the most surprising way, nothing can alleviate the haunting uncertainty she’s felt in the years since her brother Josh’s mysterious disappearance. When signs emerge that Josh might still be alive, Teddi is drawn home to Kentucky. It’s a journey that could help her come to terms with her shattered family—and to find herself at last. But first she must decide what to let go of and what to keep.

Looking for Me brilliantly melds together themes of family, hope, loss, and a mature once-in-a-lifetime kind of love. The result is a tremendously moving story that is destined to make bestselling author Beth Hoffman a novelist to whom readers will return again and again as they have with Adriana Trigiani, Fannie Flagg, and Joshilyn Jackson.

Little Dixie One Read Special Speaker: Carl Gordy
Paris Public Library
Wednesday, October 23rd at 2pm

Join us at the Paris Library as Carl Gordy discusses his poetry, his many published works, and his love of Civil War poetry in particular. Enjoy hearing this prominent Randolph County poet discuss his work, the founding of Poetry of America, and how he became The Poet. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event with fabulous refreshments. 

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Genealogy Resources: Trace Your Roots to the Civil War
Paris Public Library
Tuesday, November 19th at 1pm

Join us at the Paris Public Library as we learn about and discuss the different genealogy databases available for free through the library. Find out how to trace your ancestors, view their military records, and maybe discover a family secret or two. 

Presented by: Rachael Grime, Young Adult & Adult Services of Little Dixie

Paris Pagemasters Reading Group
Paris Public Library
Tuesday, November 19th at 4pm - - - Secret Keeper By: Kate Morton

Join us at the Paris Public Library for cookies, great discussion, and a fun filled afternoon as we discuss Secret Keeper By: Kate Morton.

During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the road and sees her mother speak to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy.

Now, fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to the family farm for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by questions she has not thought about for decades. From pre-WWII England through the Blitz, to the fifties and beyond, discover the secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds—Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy—who meet by chance in wartime London and whose lives are forever entwined.

The Secret Keeper explores longings and dreams, the lengths people go to fulfill them, and the consequences they can have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers, and schemers told—in Morton’s signature style—against a backdrop of events that changed the world.

One Read Tea Party
Paris Public Library
Tuesday, December 10th at 4pm

To finish our celebration of this Autumn's One Read selection, "The Widow of the South" By: Robert Hicks, you are officially invited to a One Read Tea Party at the Paris Public Library. We will discuss this Civil War novel set in Franklin, Tennessee during one of the bloodiest times in our nation's history over tea and croissants. One lucky attendant will even win their own copy of this dramatic story. 
For more information, contact the Paris Library at 660-327-4707.

Paris Pagemasters Reading Group
Paris Public Library
Tuesday December 17th at 4pm - - - 
A Grown Up Kind of Pretty By: Joshilyn Jackson

Join us for interesting conversation, great refreshments, 
and a fantastic book as we discuss 
"A Grown Up Kind of Pretty" By: Joshilyn Jackson. 
Copies of the book are available at the Paris Public Library for checkout.

A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past--and who will stop at nothing to defend their future.

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