Adult Book Club


Book Club in a Bag Launch with special guest writer Lynda Monahan
Thursday, November 21, 7:00

Everyone is welcome to the launch of our new Book Club in a Bag collection at JMCPL!  Find out everything this service will provide for JMCPL patrons, guidelines for usage, how to use the kits, and what titles will be available for borrowing with your library card!

Also, enjoy learning about the subject of writing and being an author presented by local published writer Lynda Monahan.  Lynda is an author of three collections of poetry, A Slow Dance in the Flames, What My Body Knows, (Coteau Books) and Verge (Guernica Editions). She facilitates creative writing workshops and has been writer-in-residence at St. Peter’s College facilitated retreat and the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She is editor of Second Chances: stories of brain injury survivors, Skating in the Exit Light, a poetry anthology, and With Just One Reach of Hands, an anthology of the writing of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Writing For Your Life group, which she also facilitates. She recently finished a term as writer in residence at the JM Cuelenaere Library in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.


Fall Book Club
Thursday, November 28, 7:00
The Au Pair by Emma Rous

Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother, Danny, were born in the middle of summer at their family’s estate on the Norfolk coast.

Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof couple who drew a young nanny into their inner circle.

Now an adult, Seraphine mourns the recent death of her father.  While going through his belongings, she uncovers a family photograph that raises dangerous questions. It was taken on the day the twins were born, and in the photo, their mother, surrounded by her husband and her young son, is smiling serenely and holding just one baby.

Who is the child, and what really happened that day?

Register beginning on Friday, November 1, and pick up your book to get started reading!


Enjoy a great discussion and prizes too!  We’ll see you there!