Philo Public Library District
P.O. Box 199
115 E. Washington
Philo, Illinois 61864-0199

Phone: (217) 684-2896
Fax: (217) 684-2719
Email: PhiloPubLib@gmail.com

Monday-Friday: 9am-12N, 3pm-7pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Sunday: 2pm-5pm

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Thursday Book Club

The next book club meeting will be September 28th at 7 p.m. It is a “Show and Tell” meeting where we talk about any book or books we have recently read. Light snacks, coffee and tea will be provided.

Some of the books we talked about at the August meeting were:

“Telling the Bees” by Peggy Hesketh– Young Albert Honig spends much of his time in solitude, his daily routine shaped by the almost mystical attention he quietly lavishes on his bees. Into his tightly repressed existence bursts a brash young neighbour, whose vivacity and boldness begin to transform his life.

“Gandhi: The Man” by Eknath Easwaran–Gandhi’s life continues to inspire and baffle readers today. How did an unsuccessful young lawyer become the Mahatma, the “great soul” who led 400 million Indians in their struggle for independence from the British Empire? What is nonviolence, and how does it work?

“The Orphan Keeper” by Camron Wright–Seven-year-old Chellamuthu’s life is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in India, sold to a Christian orphanage, and then adopted by an unsuspecting couple in the United States.  More than a decade later, Taj meets Priya, a girl from southern India with surprising ties to his past. Is she the key to unveil the secrets of his childhood or is it too late? And if he does make it back to India, how will he find his family with so few clues? This is a novel based on true events.

“Noah’s Ark: Thinking Outside the Box” by Tim Lovett–This groundbreaking book asks you to think outside the box as you consider new research by naval expert and mechanical engineer Tim Lovett. Presenting an innovative new study on Noah s ark.

“The Virgin in the Ice” by Ellis Peters–In the winter of 1139, raging civil war has sent refugees fleeing north from Worcester, among them an orphaned boy and his beautiful 18-year-old sister. Traveling with a young nun, they set out for Shrewsbury, but disappear somewhere in the wild countryside. Now, Brother Cadfael embarks on a dangerous quest to find them.

 

Plan on joining us in September to see what our members bring to share.

Children’s Programs
We offer a variety of programs for preschool and school-age children. Please see calendar for dates and times.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library meet once a month, generally their meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday at 3:00 PM, in the library's meeting room. Membership dues are currently $5 per year. The Friends mission is to assist the library, and to have a good time while doing it. Please call ahead for current information.
Book Club
We have a unique book club where you pick your own book to read with others. We meet on the last Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Please call ahead, since we will not be meeting on holidays or in inclement weather.