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Preventative boil-water advisory - February 22, 2024

A preventative boil-water advisory is currently in effect for civic numbers 29 to 33 Harmony Street. More details...

The English Book Club

Would you like to share your passion for reading? So, join the English reading club at the Kirkland Library!

The ENGLISH BOOK CLUB meets on a Thursday night every month at 7 pm.
To reserve a copy of the book, please ask at the Reference Desk or call 514-630-2726, extension 3202.  

Admission is free

The following
titles are:

Thursday, December 7, 2023

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

The Nurse' Secret by Francisca Anderson

Based on Florence Nightingale’s nursing principles, Bellevue is the first school of its kind in the country. Where once nurses were assumed to be ignorant and unskilled, Bellevue prizes discipline, intellect, and moral character, and only young women of good breeding need apply. At first, Una balks at her prim classmates and the doctors’ endless commands. Yet life on the streets has prepared her for the horrors of injury and disease found on the wards, and she slowly gains friendship and self-respect.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Yellowface by R.F Kuang

Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars: same year at Yale, same debut year in publishing. But Athena's a cross-genre literary darling, and June didn't even get a paperback release. Nobody wants stories about basic white girls, June thinks.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

The Saints of Swallow Hill by Donna Everhart

Where the Crawdads Sing meets The Four Winds as award-winning author Donna Everhart's latest novel immerses readers in its unique setting—the turpentine camps and pine forests of the American South during the Great Depression. This captivating story of friendship, survival, and three vagabonds' intersecting lives will stay with readers long after turning the final page.