November events at Plumb Library

Oct 30, 2017

Rochester — Learn about the ghosts of old Plymouth, learn about the girls of Afghanistan and the true history of "The Mayflower," at Plumb Library in November.

On Monday, November 13, Mattapoisett author Darcy Lee will be reading from her new book "Ghosts of Plymouth, Massachusetts" starting at 6 p.m.. Copies of her book will be available for sale and signing. Space is limited, so please register on the Event Calendar on the Plumb Library's website, www.plumblibrary.com, or call 508-763-8600.

"Just the Facts" Nonfiction Book Discussion Group will be discussing "The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan," by Jenny Nordburg on Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m.. An award-winning foreign correspondent who contributed to a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times series, Nordburg reveals the secret Afghan custom of disguising girls as boys to improve their prospects, discussing its political and social significance as well as the experiences of its practitioners.

The Rochester Council on Aging Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, November 21 at 10:15 a.m. to discuss "Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War," by Nathaniel Philbrick. The Rochester COA is located on Dexter Lane. Copies of the book are available at the library. Everyone is welcome. Be sure to bring your library card to the meeting.

"Cafe Parlez", the Fiction Book Group, will be discussing "The Translation of Love," by Lynne Kutsukake on Thursday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m.. Deported back to Japan after losing her mother in a Canadian internment camp, 13-year-old Aya Shimamura struggles with her father's demoralizing work schedule and school bullies, before helping a classmate write a letter to Douglas MacArthur and venturing into Tokyo's dangerous red-light district. Copies of the book are available at the library.

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