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5/5/2021 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This month's thought-provoking fiction selection is My Antonia by Willa Cather. To register for this book club meeting, please call the library’s front desk at 472-6551 x2. As of April 20, the library has one interlibrary loan copy of the book remaining at a lending cost of only $2.00.

The novel tells the stories of an orphaned boy from Virginia, Jim Burden, and the elder daughter in a family of Bohemian immigrants, Ántonia Shimerda, who are each brought as children to be pioneers in Nebraska towards the end of the 19th century. Both the pioneers who first break the prairie sod for farming, as well as the harsh but fertile land itself, feature in this American novel. The first year in the very new place leaves strong impressions in both children, affecting them lifelong.

Thanks to new equipment, the library now offers a hybrid approach to book club hosting. Participants have three options:
1. 12 people attend in person, or
2. 12 people attend via Zoom, or
3. Up to 8 people attend in person while the rest attend via Zoom. Audio and video are enabled in both directions.

Please note that the Meeting Room has its own separate air handler, and we have installed an Austin Air purifier in the room. The room is large enough to accommodate 12 socially distanced people. Masks will be required and hand sanitizer will be provided.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84986959751?pwd=WHlDU2N3WTl3L24yWS9ob0pha0RYQT09
Meeting ID: 849 8695 9751
Passcode: 305707

Contact: Front desk staff 641-472-6551 ext. 2