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First Edition Adult Book Club

In-Person and Virtual

2022-12-13 18:00:00 2022-12-13 19:00:00 America/Chicago First Edition Adult Book Club December Discussion of Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia Bentonville Public Library - McGaugh Family Literacy Area

Tuesday, December 13
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-13 18:00:00 2022-12-13 19:00:00 America/Chicago First Edition Adult Book Club December Discussion of Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia Bentonville Public Library - McGaugh Family Literacy Area

Bentonville Public Library

McGaugh Family Literacy Area

December Discussion of Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

Books available at the front desk while supplies last!

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

Book Summary:

No one knows who she really is…

Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. But Hattie wants something more, something bigger, and ultimately something that turns out to be exceedingly dangerous. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death, the tragedy rips right through the fabric of her small-town community.

It soon comes to light that Hattie was engaged in a highly compromising and potentially explosive secret online relationship. The question is: Did anyone else know? And to what lengths might they have gone to end it? Hattie’s boyfriend seems distraught over her death, but had he fallen so deeply in love with her that she had become an obsession? Or did Hattie’s impulsive, daredevil nature simply put her in the wrong place at the wrong time, leading her to a violent death at the hands of a stranger?

Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to death.

Evocative and razor-sharp, Everything You Want Me to Be challenges you to test the lines between innocence and culpability, identity and deception. Does love lead to self-discovery—or destruction?

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Clubs |

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Bentonville Public Library

Phone: 479-271-3192

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Wed, Feb 01 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 02 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 03 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 04 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 05 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

Canceled
Sat, Feb 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Practice your reading-aloud skills with a non-judgmental audience - a dog! All ages welcome.

Sat, Feb 04, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Mon, Feb 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Rotary Conference Room
Friends of the Bentonville Library Monthly Meeting

Mon, Feb 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual
In honor of Black History Month, join us to learn about the story of the Little Rock Nine.

Canceled
Mon, Feb 06, 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, Feb 06, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
Students are invited to learn about research, constructing arguments, and public speaking.Register

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

Tue, Feb 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Tue, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
7th - 12th graders - bring your math homework and stop by BPL's Teen Zone!

Tue, Feb 07, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Open play chess for all skill levels. Grades 1 - 6 welcome.

Canceled
Wed, Feb 08, 9:30am - 9:50am
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Feb 08, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Feb 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.

Wed, Feb 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
A four week course on classical music for ages 5-10. Registration is required.
This event is full

Wed, Feb 08, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
February Discussion of A Silent Voice volume 1 by Yoshitoki Oima.

Wed, Feb 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
February Discussion of Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray

Wed, Feb 08, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Children's Area
An animated storybook and thematically paired non-fiction title, followed by a related activity! For all ages.

Thu, Feb 09, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Feb 09, 9:50am - 10:20am
Walmart Community Room
A tummy time workout session designed to help babies develop whole body motor control. Registration is required.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 09, 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, Feb 09, 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 Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Hector Elizondo. For grades K- 3.

Thu, Feb 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
Teens, come create with us!

Thu, Feb 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Rotary Conference Room
Learn to make chainmaille jewelry!

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

Sat, Feb 11, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Canceled
Mon, Feb 13, 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, Feb 13, 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.

Canceled
Mon, Feb 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Read, think, and share ideas about great books! This month, we're talking about We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly. For children entering 4th - 6th grade.

Mon, Feb 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Rotary Conference Room
Read, think, and share ideas about great books! This month, we're talking about We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly. For children entering 4th - 6th grade.

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

Tue, Feb 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Tue, Feb 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Learn about a different country from someone who grew up there! A new country will be highlighted each month. For kids in K - 6th grade.

Tue, Feb 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
February Discussion of The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Canceled
Wed, Feb 15, 9:30am - 9:50am
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Feb 15, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Feb 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.

Wed, Feb 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
A four week course on classical music for ages 5-10. Registration is required.
This event is full

Wed, Feb 15, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Children's Area
An animated storybook and thematically paired non-fiction title, followed by a related activity! For all ages.

Thu, Feb 16, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Feb 16, 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, Feb 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Walmart Community Room
Eric Fuselier presents on how lawns can be better managed to reduce their environmental impacts.

Fri, Feb 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Books, songs, movement activities, and more - with a historical twist! All ages welcome.

Fri, Feb 17, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Join us for a 30 minute yoga class for all ages and levels.

Fri, Feb 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Walmart Community Room
Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in learning about alligator and turtle species that live in Arkansas. For kids in grades kindergarten - 6th. Registration is required.

Sat, Feb 18, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Children's Area,Walmart Community Room
Join BPL, Mayor Stephanie Orman, the NWA Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Magician Tommy Terrific in celebrating the history and achievements of Black Americans.

Canceled
Sat, Feb 18, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Mon, Feb 20, All day
Library Closed for President's Day

Canceled
Mon, Feb 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Students are invited to learn about research, constructing arguments, and public speaking.

Tue, Feb 21, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Canceled
Tue, Feb 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Tue, Feb 21, 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, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
7th - 12th graders - bring your math homework and stop by BPL's Teen Zone!

Tue, Feb 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Practice the art of origami with our volunteer instructors. All skill levels welcome! For kids in 1st - 6th grade.

Canceled
Wed, Feb 22, 9:30am - 9:50am
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Feb 22, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Feb 22, 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, Feb 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
All aspiring teen authors are invited!
This event is full

Wed, Feb 22, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Children's Area
An animated storybook and thematically paired non-fiction title, followed by a related activity! For all ages.

Wed, Feb 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Walmart Community Room
Adults are invited to learn how to arm knit a scarf!
This event is full

Thu, Feb 23, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Feb 23, 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, Feb 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
211 Café
Join us for an hour of quiet reading with fellow book lovers!

Thu, Feb 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Teen Zone
Students, join us for to learn about earning money, budgeting, saving for the future, cash vs. credit, loans and more!

Sat, Feb 25, 9:30am - 12:45pm
Walmart Community Room
7th - 12th grade students, register to take a free Mock ACT Exam!

Sat, Feb 25, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Mon, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
Students are invited to learn about research, constructing arguments, and public speaking.Register

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Rotary Conference Room
Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Mon, Feb 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
February Discussion of The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

Tue, Feb 28, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Tue, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Tue, Feb 28, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Build a LEGO® model based on the monthly challenge. For kids in K - 6th grade.

Wed, Mar 01, All day
Register for a free canvas, paint it at home, then bring it back to the library for display! Artwork should reflect the theme "Celebrating Bentonville." For kids in kindergarten - 6th grades.
Registration opens Wednesday, March 1 2023 at 9:00am

Wed, Mar 01, All day
Register for a free canvas, paint it at home, then bring it back to the library for display! Artwork should reflect the theme "Celebrating Bentonville." For students in 7th – 12th grades.
Registration opens Wednesday, March 1 2023 at 9:00am

Wed, Mar 01, All day
Register for a free canvas, paint it at home, then bring it back to the library for display! Artwork should reflect the theme "Celebrating Bentonville." For adults 18 years old and older.
Registration opens Wednesday, March 1 2023 at 9:00am

Canceled
Wed, Mar 01, 9:30am - 9:50am
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Mar 01, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Mar 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.

Wed, Mar 01, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rotary Conference Room
Library Advisory Board Meeting

Wed, Mar 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
March Discussion of So Not Happening by Jenny B. Jones

Wed, Mar 01, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Children's Area
An animated storybook and thematically paired non-fiction title, followed by a related activity! For all ages.

Wed, Mar 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Walmart Community Room
Urban Agriculture Series: Part 1

Join us for a presentation from Eric Fuselier on which native plants to include in community gardens and urban agriculture.Register

Thu, Mar 02, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Mar 02, 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, Mar 02, 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, Mar 02, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Teen Zone,Rotary Conference Room
7th - 12th graders are invited to join D&D @BPL!

Fri, Mar 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Sat, Mar 04, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Sat, Mar 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Walmart Community Room
Have you ever wanted to know more about biking and how to get into it? The experts at Bike School Bentonville are here to help.

Mon, Mar 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Rotary Conference Room
Friends of the Bentonville Library Monthly Meeting

Canceled
Mon, Mar 06, 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, Mar 06, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
Students are invited to learn about research, constructing arguments, and public speaking.Register

Mon, Mar 06, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Walmart Community Room
Rising 7th - 12th graders are invited to this 2-session ACT Boot Camp.