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RAVENNA - Book Club

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.

The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce--and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So: we fight. To defend Earth, and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity's resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force. Everybody knows that when you reach retirement age, you can join the CDF. They don't want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. You'll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return. You'll serve two years at the front. And if you survive, you'll be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our hard-won colony planets.

John Perry is taking that deal. He has only the vaguest idea what to expect. Because the actual fight, light-years from home, is far, far harder than he can imagine--and what he will become is far stranger.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
ISBN: 9780765348272
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - January 15th, 2007

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.

CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Event date: 
Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 8:00am

CLOSED for Thanksgiving

We will be closed all day for Thanksgiving.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 9:00am

RAVENNA - Special Children's Storytime

Please join us for a special story time. The last story time of the year! Two local children's book authors will be here to read their works.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton will read from her first book Henny -- a staff pick at Ravenna -- and she will give us a sneak preview of her new book Peddles, which will not be in stores until January 5th!


Toni Yuly will read from her books Early Bird and Night Owl. Kids will be able to participate in a reading of Night Owl with special percussion and owl noises!

Event date: 
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
ISBN: 9781442484368
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 7th, 2014

Henny is a chick who's just a little different from everyone else in the barn and who learns to embrace her special gift in this whimsical and charming picture book debut from Elizabeth Rose Stanton.
Henny doesn t look like any other chicken she knows. Instead of wings, she has arms

By Toni Yuly, Toni Yuly (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250057068
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 27th, 2015

Early Bird wakes up before the sun. She is hungry. What will she have for breakfast?

With language that emphasizes action words, this is a fun story for morning, nighttime, any time.

Third Place Book Club - A Short History of Women

Spanning four generations and the entire twentieth century, this novel weaves a moving tapestry of mothers and daughters, from the women's suffrage movement to post-9/11 Manhattan. As the women seek to fulfill their aspirations, they make difficult choices and confront the limits imposed on them by society. 

Join Jane in the den for a lively discussion. 

Event date: 
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
ISBN: 9781416594994
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - June 15th, 2010

A profoundly moving portrait of the complicated legacies of mothers and daughters, "A Short History of Women "chronicles five generations of women from the close of the nineteenth century through the early years of the twenty-first.

LFP - The Promise by Robert Crais

Event date: 
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
ISBN: 9780399161490
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 10th, 2015

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are joined by "Suspect" heroes LAPD K-9 Officer Scott James and his German shepherd, Maggie, in the new heart-stopping thriller from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Robert Crais.
Loyalty, commitment, and the fight for justice have always driven Elvis Cole and Joe Pike. If they make a promise, they "keep" it. Even if it could get them killed.