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Strange New Worlds: Virtual Speculative Fiction Book Group

2022-12-17 14:00:00 2022-12-17 15:00:00 America/New_York Strange New Worlds: Virtual Speculative Fiction Book Group Join us on Zoom to discuss Terry Pratchett’s satirical fantasy “Hogfather.” You can pick up a copy at Norton Branch Library. Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.825.7800. Norton Library - Zoom

Saturday, December 17
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-17 14:00:00 2022-12-17 15:00:00 America/New_York Strange New Worlds: Virtual Speculative Fiction Book Group Join us on Zoom to discuss Terry Pratchett’s satirical fantasy “Hogfather.” You can pick up a copy at Norton Branch Library. Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.825.7800. Norton Library - Zoom

Join us on Zoom to discuss Terry Pratchett’s satirical fantasy “Hogfather.” You can pick up a copy at Norton Branch Library. Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.825.7800.

The Hogfather, like dear old St. Nick, delivers gifts from his magic sleigh once a year (but pulled by eight airborne hogs instead). But this year, the Grim Reaper, Death himself, must step up and drive the sleigh while his mortal granddaughter tries to deliver that holiday icon - and the world - from a fate stranger than death. It’ll be quite the ride. HO. HO. HO.

Publisher’s Description: “Who would want to harm Discworld’s most beloved icon, the Hogfather? Yet here it is, Hogswatchnight, that most joyous and acquisitive of times, and the jolly old red-suited gift-giver has vanished without a trace. And there’s something shady going on involving an uncommonly psychotic member of the Assassin’s Guild, Mr. Teatime (not pronounced how you think). Suddenly Discworld’s entire myth system is unraveling at an alarming rate. Drastic measures must be taken, which is why Death himself is taking up the reins of the fat man’s vacated sleigh. Which, in turn, has Death’s level-headed granddaughter Susan racing to unravel the nasty, humbuggian mess before the holiday season goes straight to hell and takes everyone along with it.”

A Zoom link for this virtual event will be sent out 2-3 days prior.

If you do not have an email address, please call 330.825.7800 to learn how to participate by phone.

Please log in 10 minutes before the start of the program to check your computer connection.

A webcam and microphone may be necessary for participation in this interactive event. If you have one or neither of these, your level of participation will be limited.

Please contact the Library if you decide not to attend.


Visit our library catalog to reserve this or any comedic fantasy by Terry Pratchett.

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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