Stories Come Alive
In collaboration with Richfield Springs Community Center every Friday, check the Community Center Facebook page or the Library Facebook page for a new story added. Thanks to our Library board trustee Jackie Hinckley for reading the wonderful stories each week.
Also in collaboration with the Community Center stop by the library to pick up your take home craft kit of the month.
by Henri Charriere
Henri Charrière, nicknamed “Papillon,” for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he became obsessed with one goal: escape. After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts over many years, he was eventually sent to the notorious prison, Devil’s Island, a place from which no one had ever escaped . . . until Papillon. His flight to freedom remains one of the most incredible feats of human cunning, will, and endurance ever undertaken.
Charrière’s astonishing autobiography, Papillon, was first published in France to instant acclaim in 1968, more than twenty years after his final escape. Since then, it has become a treasured classic–the gripping, shocking, ultimately uplifting odyssey of an innocent man who would not be defeated.
The Midnight Library
by Matt Haig
Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?
In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting blockbuster novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.
New Programs - July 20th 5 PM Creative Writing, 6 PM Art Class
Creative Writing Group
Join us for a meeting of minds and to learn how to publish your own work. We discuss writing and create our own writing from topics chosen each month. New members receive a writing notebook on their first visit. If you have attended prior, bring your notebook and share your writing with us.
Join us for different are media each month. We will continue to work on still life drawing for the next meeting. Each new attendee will receive a brand new sketch book. Bring your sketch book with you if you attended the last meeting to show us your work.