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Adult Book Discussion

2022-12-07 13:00:00 2022-12-07 14:00:00 America/New_York Adult Book Discussion Join us as we discuss "A Well Behaved Woman" by Therese Fowler. Enjoy conversation and refreshments. Copies are available at the desk. Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.825.7800. Norton Branch Library - Community Room

Wednesday, December 07
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-07 13:00:00 2022-12-07 14:00:00 America/New_York Adult Book Discussion Join us as we discuss "A Well Behaved Woman" by Therese Fowler. Enjoy conversation and refreshments. Copies are available at the desk. Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.825.7800. Norton Branch Library - Community Room

Norton Branch Library

Community Room

Join us as we discuss "A Well Behaved Woman" by Therese Fowler. Enjoy conversation and refreshments. Copies are available at the desk. Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.825.7800.

Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America's great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York's old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built nine mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women's suffrage movement.

With a nod to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton, in "A Well-Behaved Woman," Therese Anne Fowler paints a glittering world of enormous wealth contrasted against desperate poverty, of social ambition and social scorn, of friendship and betrayal, and an unforgettable story of a remarkable woman. Meet Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, living proof that history is made by those who know the rules―and how to break them. (Amazon.com)


Visit our library catalog to reserve this or other titles by Therese Fowler.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books & Writing |

TAGS: | Book Group, Book Discussion, Adult, Readers |

Norton Branch Library

norton@akronlibrary.org
Phone: 330.825.7800
Branch manager
Tori Berger

Hours
Mon, Jan 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jan 24 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jan 25 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jan 26 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jan 27 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jan 28 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jan 29 Closed

About the branch

The Norton Branch Library supports the informational and entertainment needs of many different communities including Barberton, Copley and Doylestown. It is strategically located on South Cleveland-Massillion Road in the heart of Norton. The Library’s collection is rich with books, magazines, music, and movies that match the needs and interests of all the patrons it serves. The branch conveniently offers computers, WiFi, printing, copying, scanning and faxing. A large children’s area complete with toys and puzzles encompasses half of the library while the teen and adult collections fan out across the rest of the building. The Library also boasts an attractive outdoor NatureConnect reading garden for observation, events and enjoyment.

The Norton Branch hosts a variety of classes and events to engage and entertain all age groups. Some of the branch’s recurring programming includes pre‐school story time, school age programming and activities for tweens and teens. Adult programs include book clubs, lectures, musical performances, craft instruction and hands-on computer training.

The Norton Branch Library staff is very knowledgeable and friendly and can always be counted on to find information or recommend a fantastic read. The Library is invested in the community it serves and partners with a variety of organizations throughout the year including the Norton Cider Festival. The Norton Branch Library truly is at the heart of Norton.

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