Life Downstairs: British Servant Culture in Fact, Fiction, and Film

While servant narratives have been popular for centuries, there seems to be a resurging interest in these stories in recent decades. Many contemporary British and North American writers, filmmakers, and television executives have turned to master/servant relationships as their subject matter. Films like The Remains of the Day and Gosford Park garnered numerous Oscar nominations and substantial box office profits. PBS created such classics as Upstairs, Downstairs and Manor House, as well as the phenomenally successful Downton Abbey!

Book Discussion Group

Join the Book Group for the July discussion of the book, "Billy Summers," by Stephen King.

Books for the upcoming months are:

August - "In the Garden of Beasts," by Erik Larson

September - "Sold on a Monday," by Kristina McMorris

October - One Book, One Valley (more info TBA)

November - "The Lincoln Highway," by Amor Towles

Love on a Leash with Lilla Du

Lilla Du and Marion Owen are working on completing their therapy dog team certification, through Love on a Leash.  Marion is offering a one hour gathering for families to learn about the differences between service, therapy, and emotional support animals. There will be aopportunities to meet and pet Lilla Du, and enjoy a story on the subject of therapy dogs. 

All are welcome to attend this free program in the Ham Room of the library. 


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