BSBPL Book Club

The library’s long running BSBPL Book Club meets on the third Friday of the month from September to June, beginning at 1:00 pm on the third floor of the uptown branch.

April’s read: Angels on a Bus by Dr. Roberta Ray.

Publisher’s summary:

One dog being mistreated is one too many-so when a group of volunteers encounters a hoarder who is driving a bus crammed with over one hundred huskies and German shepherds, more than half of which are pregnant, they vow to do whatever it takes to rescue them.

Angels on a School Bus tells the remarkable story of this 2008 canine rescue, one of the largest operations in the United States, which took place in Butte, Montana. Camp Husky and its volunteers are a testament to the amazing impact a group of dedicated individuals can have when they work together and refuse to give up, no matter how dire the circumstances might be.

But it wasn’t just the dogs that were saved. Author and dog lover Roberta K. Ray traces what happened to seventy-eight of the dogs and shares how they, in turn, have blessed the people who freed them as well as those who adopted them.

Angels on a School Bus is a triumphant story for humans and canines alike-and one you won’t soon forget.

After Hours Book Club

Designed for those who work during the day, but still love reading, the After Hours Book Club meets on the first Thursday of the month from September to June.  We meet at 6:00 pm in the Carle Gallery on the third floor of the uptown branch.

April’s read: Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford.

Publisher’s summary:

1909, Seattle. For twelve-year-old Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, the chance to go to the World’s Fair feels like a gift. But when he’s there amid the exotic exhibits, the half-Chinese orphan discovers that he will actually be a prize, raffled off to ‘a good home’. He is claimed as a servant by the flamboyant madam of a high-class brothel. There he forges new friendships and discovers a sense of family for the first time. Perhaps this is the home he’s always wanted?

On the eve of the new World’s Fair fifty years later, Ernest is juggling memories and the demands of his ailing wife as well as long-held family secrets which threaten to leak out.

A powerful new novel, inspired by a true story,from the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.


Book Clubs

Books clubs at BSBPL meet once a month and are open to all. Copies of the reads can be checked out from the Circulation desk on the first floor of the uptown branch one month prior to the discussion date.