Book Discussion Series: A Method To The Madness, Pleasant Valley Branch

The Soloist by Steve Lopez

On the streets of Los Angeles' Skid Row, Steve Lopez stumbled upon a story that changed his life forever.  Nathanial Ayers, a former classical bass student at Julliard, was roaming the inner city streets playing his heart out on a two-string violin.  Worlds away from grand concert halls, Ayers spent his days fighting off rats, avoiding drug-frenzied vagrants, and struggling to serenade passersby. Deeply affected by the beauty of Ayers music, Lopez took it upon himself to be a force of change the musical prodigy's life.

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Book Discussion Series: A Method To The Madness, Pleasant Valley Branch

We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Narrated in the form of letters to her estranged husband, Eva relays the story of her son who has committed the most horrific talked-about crime of the decade; a school shooting reminiscent of Columbine.  Follow this mother’s unsettling quest to understand her teenage son’s violent behavior and the explosive link between them that reverberates the haunting power of hope shattered by dark reality.

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Great Reads for Girls Book Group: Year of the Book, Ogden Valley Branch

Girls in grades 3-6 are invited for activities, treats, and a discussion of Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng.  When Anna needs company, she turns to books.  However, pages of words can't tell Anna how to find a true friend; she'll have to discover that on her own.  The first 10 girls to register will receive their own copy of the book.  Sign up by calling 801-337-2660. 

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