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First Edition Adult Book Club

2023-06-13 18:00:00 2023-06-13 19:00:00 America/Chicago First Edition Adult Book Club June Discussion of The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg Bentonville Public Library - McGaugh Family Literacy Area

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

Add to Calendar 2023-06-13 18:00:00 2023-06-13 19:00:00 America/Chicago First Edition Adult Book Club June Discussion of The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg Bentonville Public Library - McGaugh Family Literacy Area

Bentonville Public Library

McGaugh Family Literacy Area

June Discussion of The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg

Books available at the front desk while supplies last!

Book Summary:

The beloved author returns to the small town at the heart of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe with a heartwarming novel about secrets of youth rediscovered, hometown memories, and everyday magic.

Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad town of Whistle Stop, Alabama, with his mother Ruth, church-going and proper, and his Aunt Idgie, the fun-loving hell-raiser. Together they ran the town's popular Whistle Stop Cafe, known far and wide for its friendly, fun, and famous "Fried Green Tomatoes." And as Bud often said to his daughter Ruthie, of his childhood, "How lucky can you get?"

But sadly, as the railroad yards shut down and the town became a ghost town, nothing was left but boarded-up buildings and memories of a happier time.

Then one day, Bud decides to take one last trip, just to see where his beloved Whistle Stop used to be. In so doing, he discovers new friends, new surprises about Idgie's life, and about Ninny Threadgoode, Evelyn Couch, other beloved Flagg characters, and also about the town itself. He also sets off a series of events, both touching and inspiring, which change his life and the lives of his daughter and many others. Could these events all be just coincidences? Or something else? And can you go home again?

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Clubs |

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Bentonville Public Library

Phone: 479-271-3192

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Tue, May 28 Closed
Wed, May 29 Closed
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Fri, May 31 Closed
Sat, Jun 01 Closed
Sun, Jun 02 Closed

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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, May 27, All day
Library Closed for Renovations

Tue, May 28, All day
The library is taking a 3 week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of June 10th.

Tue, May 28, All day
Library Closed for Renovations

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

Wed, May 29, All day
The library is taking a 3 week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of June 10th.

Wed, May 29, All day
Library Closed for Renovations

Thu, May 30, All day
The library is taking a 3 week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of June 10th.

Thu, May 30, All day
Library Closed for Renovations

Fri, May 31, All day
Library Closed for Renovations

Sat, Jun 01, All day
The library is taking a 3 week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of June 10th.

Sat, Jun 01, All day
Library Closed for Renovations

Sun, Jun 02, All day
Library Closed for Renovations

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
Friends of the Bentonville Library Monthly Meeting

Tue, Jun 04, All day
The library is taking a 3 week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of June 10th.

Wed, Jun 05, All day
The library is taking a 3 week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of June 10th.

Wed, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
Library Advisory Board Meeting

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
June Discussion of Noggin by John Corey Whaley

Thu, Jun 06, All day
The library is taking a 3 week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of June 10th.

Thu, Jun 06, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Teen Zone,Haney Family Conference Room
7th - 12th graders are invited to join D&D @BPL!

Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Train Station Park
Join Opera in the Ozarks for a re-worked telling of Little Red Riding Hood! This performance will take place outside at Train Station Park. Don't forget a chair or blanket!

Sat, Jun 08, All day
The library is taking a 3 week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of June 10th.

Sat, Jun 08, 11:15am - 11:45am
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Mon, Jun 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
Read, think, and share ideas about great books! This month, we're talking about graphic novel Mabuhay! by Zachary Sterling. For children entering 4th - 6th grade.

Tue, Jun 11, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Tue, Jun 11, 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, Jun 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teen Zone
Rising 7th - 12th graders, come create together!

Tue, Jun 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
June Discussion of Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

Wed, Jun 12, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Jun 12, 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, Jun 12, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
June Discussion of The Summer of Broken Rules by K.L. Walther

Thu, Jun 13, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Jun 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.

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

Canceled
Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
June Discussion of White River Red by Becky Marietta

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

Tue, Jun 18, 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, Jun 19, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Jun 19, 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, Jun 20, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Jun 20, 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
Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
A space where Pokémon enthusiasts can hang out and play the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Please bring your own cards. For kids in 3rd grade and up. No registration required.

Sat, Jun 22, 11:15am - 11:45am
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Tue, Jun 25, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Tue, Jun 25, 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, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teen Zone
Teens, join us for a needle felting workshop presented by the Scott Family Amazeum!

Wed, Jun 26, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Jun 26, 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.