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|Join us for a short, lively story time, followed by free play. We’ll meet on Monday and Wednesday mornings, please pick one session a week to attend.
Ages 3-23 months, no registration required.
The Readers’ Forum, the Cranford Public Library’s lively, long-running book discussion group, welcomes new members at any time. The group will meet on March 27 to discuss “In the Time of the Butterflies” (1994) by Julia Alvarez. It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas–“The Butterflies.” In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters–Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé–speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression. Subsequent titles and dates are: “Homegoing” (2016) by Yaa Gyasi, April 24, 2017; and “Nutshell” (2016) by Ian McEwan, May 22, 2017. Registration is not required.
|Our two-year-old friends and their caregivers are invited to join us for some simple stories and songs.
No registration required.