Reader’s Circle – Book Discussion in Waterfront Park (REGISTRATION)

Thursday, July 29

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Save the Date – the Reader’s Circle will meet in a safe, socially distanced setting at Waterfront Park.  Bring your own lawn chair, beverage, and mask.

Talk about what you have been reading and also discuss some works of short and long fiction!

This month we’re discussing “My Family and Other Animals” by Gerald Durrell. Get it on Hoopla or Overdrive.

Please email dobref@wlsmail.org to register and for the meeting location.

When the Durrells could no longer endure the gray English climate, they did what any sensible family would do: sold their house and relocated to the sun-soaked island of Corfu.

As they settled into their new home, hilarious mishaps ensued as a ten-year-old Gerald Durrell pursued his interest in natural history and explored the island’s fauna. Soon, toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies—as well as scorpions, geckos, ladybugs, praying mantises, octopuses, pigeons, and gulls—became a common sight in the Durrell villa.

Uproarious tales of the island’s animals and Durrell’s fond reflections on his family bring this delightful memoir to life. Capturing the joyous chaos of growing up in an unconventional household, My Family and Other Animals will transport you to a place you won’t want to leave.