March 13 - Armchair Travelers Book Discussion- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
March 13 – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, led by Pat Barnicle- 6:30 pm Not much ever happens to Harold Fry, a former brewery manager who lives in comfortable retirement in a neat little suburb on the south coast. It takes an unexpected letter to spur him out of his chair.
April 2 - Recipes for Adventure Book Discussion - Enchanted April
April 2 – 1:30 – 3:30 pm- Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim. This novel tells the story of four dissimilar women in 1920s England who leave their damp and rainy environs to go on a holiday to a secluded coastal castle in Italy. — Each meeting will feature a book with a food tie-in, and set in beautiful locations. This is a relaxed atmosphere of conversation about the book, its characters, food, and setting while we enjoy a dessert from the book’s recipes.
Book Sale - Friday, April 5 - Saturday, April 6
April 10 - Armchair Travelers Book Conversations - Grandmas Walk
April 10 at 6:30pm – Grandma Gatewood’s Walk By Ben Montgomery. Led by Christie Higginbottom. Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, sixty-seven-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. By September 1955 she stood atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin, sang “America, the Beautiful,” and proclaimed, “I said I’ll do it, and I’ve done it.”
May 8 - Armchair Travelers Book Conversations - Nothing Daunted
May 8 at 6:30 pm – Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden – Led by Ellen Duzak. In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, close friends from childhood and graduates of Smith College, left home in Auburn, New York, for the wilds of northwestern Colorado. Bored by their society luncheons, charity work, and the effete young men who courted them, they learned that two teaching jobs were available in a remote mountaintop schoolhouse and applied-shocking their families and friends
Monday, May 24 - Have a dinner out and help the Friends
Have a dinner at Baba Sushi in Sturbrige on May 24th and a contribution will be made to the Friends of Joshua Hyde Public Library.