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Northwest Akron's Speculative Fiction Group

"Sea of Tranquility" by Emily St. John Mandel

2024-05-02 18:00:00 2024-05-02 19:00:00 America/New_York Northwest Akron's Speculative Fiction Group A welcoming place where readers share their love of speculative fiction through a lively conversation about a pre-read title. For May we are reading "Sea of Tranquility," by Emily St. John Mandel. Northwest Akron Branch Library - Community Room

Thursday, May 02
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-02 18:00:00 2024-05-02 19:00:00 America/New_York Northwest Akron's Speculative Fiction Group A welcoming place where readers share their love of speculative fiction through a lively conversation about a pre-read title. For May we are reading "Sea of Tranquility," by Emily St. John Mandel. Northwest Akron Branch Library - Community Room

A welcoming place where readers share their love of speculative fiction through a lively conversation about a pre-read title. For May we are reading "Sea of Tranquility," by Emily St. John Mandel.

This is a group for speculative fiction fans (science fiction/fantasy) who would like to read and discuss genre literature.
Each month we'll have a discussion about a book, either a new release or an older book (but ideally something that most people haven't read yet), that we've read before meeting.

"Sea of Tranquility," by Emily St. John Mandel.

Edwin St. Andrew is eighteen years old when he crosses the Atlantic by steamship, exiled from polite society following an ill-conceived diatribe at a dinner party. He enters the forest, spellbound by the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, and suddenly hears the notes of a violin echoing in an airship terminal--an experience that shocks him to his core.

Two centuries later a famous writer named Olive Llewellyn is on a book tour. She's traveling all over Earth, but her home is the second moon colony, a place of white stone, spired towers, and artificial beauty. Within the text of Olive's best-selling pandemic novel lies a strange passage: a man plays his violin for change in the echoing corridor of an airship terminal as the trees of a forest rise around him.

When Gaspery-Jacques Roberts, a detective in the black-skied Night City, is hired to investigate an anomaly in the North American wilderness, he uncovers a series of lives upended: The exiled son of an earl driven to madness, a writer trapped far from home as a pandemic ravages Earth, and a childhood friend from the Night City who, like Gaspery himself, has glimpsed the chance to do something extraordinary that will disrupt the timeline of the universe.

A virtuoso performance that is as human and tender as it is intellectually playful, Sea of Tranquility is a novel of time travel and metaphysics that precisely captures the reality of our current moment.

Northwest Akron Branch Library

northwest@akronlibrary.org
Phone: 330.836.1081
Branch manager
Greg Trask

Hours
Mon, May 13 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 14 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 17 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 18 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 19 Closed

About the branch

The Northwest Akron Branch Library, along with its neighbor, the Northwest Family Recreation Center, serves as a center of active learning through a diverse offering of programs and resources. A rich collection of books for all ages is just one aspect of what the branch has to offer; its outstanding multimedia collection includes music CDs, audiobooks, and feature and documentary films. The collection has something for just about every interest and taste. Computers and computer classes, WiFi, printing, copying, scanning, and faxing are additional services that make personal and professional growth possible.

Look for Northwest Akron Branch staff at local schools and early childhood centers and at community events throughout the year. Visit the branch for more opportunities to learn and explore with others. Programming for all ages at the library is responsive to community interests, with play and story programming for very young children, book discussion groups for adults, school-age and teen crafting and gaming opportunities, and more. The Northwest Akron Branch Library—your one-stop spot for all your educational and entertainment needs and interests.

Upcoming Events

Mon, May 20, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Mon, May 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room

Tue, May 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Community Room

Tue, May 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room

Sat, May 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, May 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Sat, Jun 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Community Room,Conference Room

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Jun 05, 10:30am - 12:00pm
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Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Thu, Jun 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Mon, Jun 10, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Wed, Jun 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Wed, Jun 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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