Wednesday, February 5 at 10 AM
“The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.
Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.
Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him…
Books available at the Circulation desk. All sleuths are welcome.
Friday, February 14 at 7 PM
Second Friday Foreign Film
Amour (France 2012)
Retired music teachers Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) have spent their lives devoted to their careers and to each other. Their relationship faces its greatest challenge when Anne suffers a debilitating stroke. Though Georges himself suffers from the aches and infirmities of old age, he bravely ignores his own discomfort to take care of his wife, and is determined to keep his promise to her that she never go back to the hospital. All are welcome. FREE Popcorn.
Wednesday, February 19 at 7 PM
Adult Dessert and Book Party
“Daisy Jones & the Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band’s album Aurora came to define the rock ‘n’ roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group’s split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now.
Books are available at the Circulation Desk. All are welcome to join in the discussion.
Monday, February 24 at 6:30 PM
“Istanbul and Beyond” by Robyn Eckhardt
Do you like to Cook, Bake, and EAT scrumptious delights? If so, join us for a lovely meal prepared by your fellow chefs. Each participant will prepare a recipe exactly as it is prepared in the cookbook. Cookbooks and Sign up for the recipe you wish to prepare will be available at the adult events table or call Rennie at 487-3391.
Our meal for the month of February is Turkish cuisine.