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Books on Main Adult Book Club

In-Person and Virtual

2022-10-17 18:00:00 2022-10-17 19:00:00 America/Chicago Books on Main Adult Book Club October Discussion of Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey Bentonville Public Library - McGaugh Family Literacy Area

Monday, October 17
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-17 18:00:00 2022-10-17 19:00:00 America/Chicago Books on Main Adult Book Club October Discussion of Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey Bentonville Public Library - McGaugh Family Literacy Area

Bentonville Public Library

McGaugh Family Literacy Area

October Discussion of Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

Books available at the front desk while supplies last!

Registration is no longer required! If you would like to attend virtually please contact nhendrix@bentonvillear.com or hhays@bentonvillear.com for a Zoom link.

Book Summary:

From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction

I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.

Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges - how to get relative with the inevitable - you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.”

So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.

Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears.

It’s a love letter. To life.

It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights - and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.

Good luck.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Clubs |

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Phone: 479-271-3192

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We're open 9:00AM to 8:00PM

Mon, Nov 28 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Nov 29 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Nov 30 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Dec 01 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Dec 02 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 03 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 04 Closed

About the branch

Bentonville Public Library is located just 3 blocks south of the Downtown Square, at 405 S. Main Street in Bentonville, Arkansas. Facility amenities include an engaging adult collection with private study rooms, vibrant children's and teen spaces, community meeting rooms, genealogy research center and café. 

Upcoming events

Mon, Nov 28, 9:00am - 9:30am
Enjoy storytime from the comfort of your home! Great for all ages.

Mon, Nov 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
Students are invited to learn about research, constructing arguments, and public speaking.Register

Mon, Nov 28, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Rotary Conference Room
Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Tue, Nov 29, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Tue, Nov 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Tue, Nov 29, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Teen Zone
7th - 12th graders - bring your math homework and stop by BPL's Teen Zone!

Tue, Nov 29, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Build a LEGO® model based on the monthly challenge. For kids in K - 6th grade.

Wed, Nov 30, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Nov 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Wed, Nov 30, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
All aspiring teen authors are invited!

Wed, Nov 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Area
An animated storybook and thematically paired non-fiction title, followed by a related activity! For all ages.

Thu, Dec 01, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Dec 01, 9:50am - 10:20am
Walmart Community Room
A tummy time workout session designed to help babies develop whole body motor control. Registration is required.

Thu, Dec 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Thu, Dec 01, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Teen Zone
7th - 12th graders are invited to join D&D @BPL!

Fri, Dec 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Sat, Dec 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Practice your reading-aloud skills with a non-judgmental audience - a dog! All ages welcome.

Sat, Dec 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Walmart Community Room
Visit with Crescent Dragonwagon and discuss her cookbook, Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread: Thirtieth Anniversary Edition

Canceled
Sat, Dec 03, 11:15am - 11:45am
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Sat, Dec 03, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Walmart Community Room
Visit with Crescent Dragonwagon as she reads her newest book, Will It Be Okay?

Mon, Dec 05, 9:00am - 9:30am
Enjoy storytime from the comfort of your home! Great for all ages.

Mon, Dec 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Rotary Conference Room
Friends of the Bentonville Library Monthly Meeting

Canceled
Mon, Dec 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Each meeting will focus on a topic related to library and information skills or English Language Arts. For students in kindergarten - 12th grade. Registration requested.

Mon, Dec 05, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
Students are invited to learn about research, constructing arguments, and public speaking.Register

Tue, Dec 06, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Tue, Dec 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Tue, Dec 06, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Open play chess for all skill levels. Grades 1 - 6 welcome.

Wed, Dec 07, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Dec 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Wed, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rotary Conference Room
Library Advisory Board Meeting

Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
December Discussion of Eventide by Sarah Goodman

Canceled
Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Open chess play for adults of all skill levels.

Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Area
An animated storybook and thematically paired non-fiction title, followed by a related activity! For all ages.

Thu, Dec 08, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Canceled
Thu, Dec 08, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
7th - 12th graders are invited to join D&D @BPL!

Thu, Dec 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Walmart Community Room
Adults are invited to this creative weaving workshop!

Thu, Dec 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Teen Zone
College-bound students (and parents!), learn more about the process of finding and applying for scholarships.

Sat, Dec 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Practice your reading-aloud skills with a non-judgmental audience - a dog! All ages welcome.

Sat, Dec 10, 11:15am - 11:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Sat, Dec 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rotary Conference Room
Lord of the Rings fan? Watching the Rings of Power? Join us as Nancy Bunting presents research from her newly-published book, a fascinating look at the life of Edith Bratt, J.R.R. Tolkien's wife.

Mon, Dec 12, 9:00am - 9:30am
Enjoy storytime from the comfort of your home! Great for all ages.

Canceled
Mon, Dec 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Each meeting will focus on a topic related to library and information skills or English Language Arts. For students in kindergarten - 12th grade. Registration requested.

Mon, Dec 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rotary Conference Room,Walmart Community Room
Each meeting will focus on a topic related to library and information skills or English Language Arts. For students in kindergarten - 12th grade. Registration requested.

Mon, Dec 12, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Rotary Conference Room
Read, think, and share ideas about great books! This month, we're talking about The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. For children entering 4th - 6th grade.

Tue, Dec 13, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Tue, Dec 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Tue, Dec 13, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Teen Zone
7th - 12th graders - bring your math homework and stop by BPL's Teen Zone!

Canceled
Tue, Dec 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Learn about a different country from someone who grew up there! This month, we'll meet someone from New Zealand. For kids in K - 6th grade.

Tue, Dec 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Learn about a different country from someone who grew up there! This month, we'll meet someone from Ukraine. For kids in K - 6th grade.

Tue, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
December Discussion of Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

Wed, Dec 14, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Wed, Dec 14, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Rotary Conference Room
Seniors- get ready for the holidays with free gift wrapping at BPL!

Wed, Dec 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
December Discussion of Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Area
An animated storybook and thematically paired non-fiction title, followed by a related activity! For all ages.

Thu, Dec 15, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Canceled
Thu, Dec 15, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
7th - 12th graders are invited to join D&D @BPL!

Thu, Dec 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Listen to a great book and share your opinions on the text, illustrations, and main ideas. This month's selection is The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth. For grades K- 3.

Fri, Dec 16, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Join us for a 30 minute flow class for families.

Sat, Dec 17, 11:15am - 11:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Sat, Dec 17, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Walmart Community Room
The Bentonville Police Department presents this workshop featuring important topics for new drivers.

Mon, Dec 19, 9:00am - 9:30am
Enjoy storytime from the comfort of your home! Great for all ages.

Mon, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Join us for Christmas stories in front of the fireplace!

Mon, Dec 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
Students are invited to learn about research, constructing arguments, and public speaking.Register

Mon, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
December Discussion of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Tue, Dec 20, All day
The library is taking a three week storytime over the winter holidays. Storytime will resume the week of January 9.

Canceled
Tue, Dec 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Practice the art of origami with our volunteer instructors. All skill levels welcome! For kids in 1st - 6th grade.

Wed, Dec 21, All day
The library is taking a three week storytime over the winter holidays. Storytime will resume the week of January 9.

Thu, Dec 22, All day
The library is taking a three week storytime over the winter holidays. Storytime will resume the week of January 9.

Thu, Dec 22, 9:30am - 4:15pm
Walmart Community Room
Movies for the whole family!

Fri, Dec 23, All day
Library Closed for Christmas

Sat, Dec 24, All day
Library Closed for Christmas

Sat, Dec 24, All day
The library is taking a three week storytime over the winter holidays. Storytime will resume the week of January 9.

Mon, Dec 26, All day
Library Closed for Christmas

Mon, Dec 26, 9:00am - 9:30am
Enjoy storytime from the comfort of your home! Great for all ages.

Tue, Dec 27, All day
The library is taking a three week storytime over the winter holidays. Storytime will resume the week of January 9.

Wed, Dec 28, All day
The library is taking a three week storytime over the winter holidays. Storytime will resume the week of January 9.