The library has formed an online book discussion group. February's selection is The Miniaturist: A Novel by Jessie Burton. The online meeting to discuss the book will take place via Facebook. You may place a hold on a copy of the book at the library or through the library's website. Click on "Catalog" under the "Quick Links" menu. If you are interested in joining the group, please call the library at (856) 694-2833. From Amazon: "On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office-leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin. But Nella's world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist-an elusive and enigmatic artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways. Johannes' gift helps Nella to pierce the closed world of the Brandt household. But as she uncovers its unusual secrets, she begins to understand-and fear-the escalating dangers that await them all."
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm