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3:00 pm - Page to Screen Book Club: The Dinner

July 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on the third Thursday of every month to find out if the book really is better than the movie. Each month we will read a book and then come together to watch the movie adaptation and discuss our thoughts. Snacks will be served, so make sure to register! 

July pick: The Dinner by Herman Koch

There are several copies of the book available at the library for pickup.

Register here

About the Book

It’s a summer’s evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourséђؤthe banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple shows just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.

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Date:
July 18
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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