library book club

Library Book Club

Library Book Club

Tuesday, December 13
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Mary J. Benson Branch

Library Book Club

Literary fiction & the occasional Non-Fiction title. For more information contact Alison

Meetings held on the 1st Tuesday of the month,  7 pm, Mary J Benson Branch

December 13 2022 * note date

Anne Walmsley / The prison book club

After Ann Walmsley was mugged near her house in Hampstead, she found she was unable to walk alone down the street and it shook her belief in the fundamental goodness of people. In Canada a few years later, when her friend Carol asked her to participate in a bold new venture in a men's medium security prison, Ann had to weigh her curiosity and desire to be of service with her anxiety and fear.

But she signed up and for eighteen months went to a remote building a few hours outside of Toronto, meeting a group of heavily tattooed book club members without the presence of guards or security cameras. There was no wine and cheese, plush furnishings, or superficial chat about jobs or recent vacations. But a book club on the inside proved to be a place to share ideas, learn about each other, and regain humanity. - Goodreads

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