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ON-YOUR-OWN BOOK CLUB

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2022-10-03 00:00:00 2022-10-03 23:59:00 America/New_York ON-YOUR-OWN BOOK CLUB No meetings, no pressure, just good reading! Author information, questions to ponder, and read-a-likes are included. This month's title is "The Magnolia Palace" by Fiona Davis. Main Library - Culture & AV

Monday, October 03
All day

Add to Calendar 2022-10-03 00:00:00 2022-10-03 23:59:00 America/New_York ON-YOUR-OWN BOOK CLUB No meetings, no pressure, just good reading! Author information, questions to ponder, and read-a-likes are included. This month's title is "The Magnolia Palace" by Fiona Davis. Main Library - Culture & AV

Main Library

Culture & AV

No meetings, no pressure, just good reading! Author information, questions to ponder, and read-a-likes are included. This month's title is "The Magnolia Palace" by Fiona Davis.

Enjoy fiction and nonfiction, large print, and audiobooks. This month's title is "The Magnolia Palace" by Fiona Davis. Author information, questions to ponder, and read-a-likes are included with each book. Pick up a copy of the book and information sheet at the CAV desk.

Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of "The Lions of Fifth Avenue," returns with a tantalizing novel about the secrets, betrayal, and murder within one of New York City's most impressive Gilded Age mansions. Eight months since losing her mother in the Spanish flu outbreak of 1919, twenty-one-year-old Lillian Carter's life has completely fallen apart. When she stumbles upon an employment opportunity at the Frick mansion--a building that, ironically, bears her own visage--Lillian jumps at the chance. But the longer she works as a private secretary to the imperious and demanding Helen Frick, the more deeply her life gets intertwined with that of the family--pulling her into a tangled web of romantic trysts, stolen jewels, and family drama. Nearly fifty years later, English model Veronica Weber has her own chance to make her career within the walls of the former Frick residence, now converted into one of New York City's most impressive museums. But when she and intern art curator Joshua find a series of hidden messages in the museum: they lead her and Joshua on a hunt that could not only solve Veronica's financial woes but could finally reveal the truth behind a decades-old murder in the infamous Frick family.

"Combining a mansion turned museum, a missing diamond, a mystery, and the lives of two young women separated by half a century, Fiona Davis stirs up a beguiling story that unfolds like a clever game of Clue. Suspicions abound, and an iconic New York City landmark stands poised to reveal a page-turning tale of wealth, family dynamics, and long-held secrets."
--Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of "Before We Were Yours."

"Fiona Davis is at the top of her game in this intriguing, high-stakes novel about an iconic New York City landmark, the Frick mansion, and two women, fifty years apart, whose stories intersect within it. A family saga and historical thriller in one, The Magnolia Palace is a fast-paced, immersive delight."
--Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of "Orphan Train" and "The Exiles."

"Rich with family drama, tangled romance, cryptic clues, and long-buried secrets, The Magnolia Palace is sure to be loved by Fiona Davis's devoted and new readers alike. A can't-miss for anyone who has sauntered through an art museum and found themselves tempted to peek behind a painting or two."
--Sarah Penner, New York Times bestselling author of "The Lost Apothecary."

Contact the Culture & AV division at 330.643.9015 or cadiv@akronlibrary.org for more information.


Looking for your next favorite book? Check out our new service, Your Next 5 Reads! Fill out a form and get reading recommendations from our librarians.

Running a book club? Check out our convenient grab-and-go Book Club To Go service for patrons in book clubs. Each BCTG canvas bag contains ten paperback copies of a book, with titles selected specifically for book clubs because of their discussion-provoking settings, plots, and characters. Since most books are reading club editions, patrons can take advantage of the discussion starters to keep their book club meetings lively.

Main Library

Phone: 330.643.9000

Hours
Mon, Nov 28 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Nov 29 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Nov 30 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Dec 01 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Dec 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 03 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 04 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Main Library, located in the heart of downtown Akron, combines compelling public space with meaningful and relevant public library services for all members of our community. Since opening in 2004, the downtown library welcomes more than one million visitors each year.

Subject divisions include: Business, Government & Science, Culture & AV, Magazines & Newspapers, Special Collections (local history & genealogy), TechZone@Main, Teen, and a 12,000 square feet Children's Library.

Special services available at Main Library include: a Patent & Trademark Resource Center; U.S. Passport and Notary services; a Microbusiness Center; a Maker Space; a resource lab for early childhood educators; and regularly scheduled computer training classes. Also available at Main Library are more than 125 public access computers, color photocopiers/printers, laminating, scanning, faxing, and free Wi-Fi.

Specialized spaces include a 425-seat auditorium, public meeting rooms, and a used bookstore. An interior glass block walkway leads to a 600-space parking garage owned by the City of Akron. An outdoor amphitheater and landscaped park complete the complex.

Upcoming Events

Tue, Nov 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 1

Wed, Nov 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Nov 30, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Thu, Dec 01, All day
Culture & AV

Thu, Dec 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Dec 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab 1

Thu, Dec 01, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Dec 01, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 01, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Dec 03, 10:15am - 3:00pm

Sat, Dec 03, 11:30am - 4:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room,Children's Library RECE Lab

Sun, Dec 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Dec 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Tue, Dec 06, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Tue, Dec 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab 1
This event is full

Wed, Dec 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab 1

Wed, Dec 07, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Via Zoom

Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Dec 08, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Dec 08, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 08, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Fri, Dec 09, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Teen Meeting Room

Fri, Dec 09, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Dec 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Sun, Dec 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Dec 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Mon, Dec 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab 1

Tue, Dec 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Tue, Dec 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Computer Lab 1

Wed, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Wed, Dec 14, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
TechZone
This event is full

Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Dec 15, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Dec 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Dec 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sun, Dec 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Tue, Dec 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Dec 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
This event is full

Thu, Dec 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Dec 22, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Dec 22, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Wed, Dec 28, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, Dec 29, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, Dec 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room 2AB

Thu, Dec 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium