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September 2015

Evening Book Discussion: Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
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Cox, one of the world’s leading long-distance swimmers, has been a risk-taker ever since she was nine and chose the freezing water of a New Hampshire pool in a storm over getting out and doing calisthenics. After her family moved to California so she and her siblings could train as speed swimmers, she discovered long-distance ocean swimming. Her first open-water event, a team race across the Catalina Channel, convinced her to train for the English Channel. At 15, she broke…

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October 2015

Evening Book Discussion: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
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“I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.” When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and…

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November 2015

Evening Book Discussion: Dracula by Bram Stoker

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
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During a business visit to Count Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, a young English solicitor finds himself at the center of a series of horrifying incidents. Jonathan Harker is attacked by three phantom women, observes the Count’s transformation from human to bat form, and discovers puncture wounds on his own neck that seem to have been made by teeth. Harker returns home upon his escape from Dracula’s grim fortress, but a friend’s strange malady — involving sleepwalking, inexplicable blood loss, and…

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