Thursday, August 11, 2016

"COMMONWEALTH" BOOK REVIEW

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About the Book

The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families' lives.
One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.
Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them.
When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.
Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together.

Monday, August 1, 2016

HOOPLA

 
 
What's all the Hoopla!
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Saturday, July 30, 2016

AUGUST CALENDAR

Summer Reading Programs are over, but there's plenty to do at the library in August.  Come in and cool off from the heat with a cool book, movie or book on CD!


Thursday, July 28, 2016

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

We here at Mt. Pleasant are very proud of this letter to the editor that was in the Post and Courier.  We appreciate our customers and are happy that our customers enjoy coming here.


Letter: ‘Doing it right’

Jul 27 2016 9:12 am

Customer service is alive and well at the Mount Pleasant branch of the Charleston County Library. I am a retired citizen who uses the Mount Pleasant library about three times a week.

I check out books, movies, and eBooks. The staff is unbelievably helpful and friendly. The amazing thing is this is a government agency, yet the level of service surpasses many for-profit businesses. Someone there (actually everyone) is really doing it right.

Keith O’Quinn

Camden Street

North Charleston

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

SUMMER READING 2016

 
There's still time to enter summer our Summer Reading Programs.  We have programs for all ages.  Log on to our website to enter or come in for the forms.
 
Thanks for reading.

Brad Watson - Miss Jane - Book Review

Brad Watson - Miss Jane - Book Review: BookPage Fiction Top Pick, July 2016 About three pages into Miss Jane I found myself both transfixed and perplexed. Who is this Brad Watson and why am I just now discovering him? A finalist for the 2002 National Book Award and a frequent contributor to the New Yorker and Granta, he is certainly a known quantity. But finally with Miss Jane, it seems he has a novel that will break him out to the...



Click on the title to see the rest of the review.  This sounds like an interesting book.  Reserve your copy now.

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

VOTER REGISTRATION

It will soon be time for Election Day.  If you are not registered or you need to change your address, we have the forms at the library.  Also we're having Voter Registration Drives.  Remember it's our right and obligation to vote.

Voter Registration Drive at Mt. Pleasant Regional Saturday, September 17 from 12-4 p.m.