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Two book clubs will be hosted at the Park Hills Public Library in January, one for adults and one for young readers. Registration for both begins Jan. 2.

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The Park Hills Public Library will be having two book clubs in the month of January, with one for geared toward young readers and the other toward adults.

Registration for both clubs begin Tuesday, with discussion and activities slated for later in the month.

The adult book club will be reading the novel “The Saturday Evening Girls Club” by Jane Healey. The novel’s synopsis describes the novel as the story of a group of women in the early 1900s breaking stereotypes.

“For four young immigrant women living in Boston’s North End in the early 1900s, escaping tradition doesn’t come easy. But at least they have one another and the Saturday Evening Girls Club, a social pottery-making group offering respite from their hectic home lives — and hope for a better future.

“Ambitious Caprice dreams of opening her own hat shop, which clashes with the expectations of her Sicilian-born parents. Brilliant Ada secretly takes college classes despite the disapproval of her Russian Jewish father. Stunning Maria could marry anyone yet guards her heart to avoid the fate of her Italian Catholic mother, broken down by an alcoholic husband. And shy Thea is torn between asserting herself and embracing an antiquated Jewish tradition.

“The friends face family clashes and romantic entanglements, career struggles and cultural prejudice. But through their unfailing bond, forged through their weekly gathering, they’ll draw strength — and the courage to transform their immigrant stories into the American lives of their dreams.”

Participants must have a valid library card and can begin registering on Tuesday. The book will be available to download in ebook form only, with audible narration. Book discussion is scheduled for Jan. 31 at 4 p.m.

The children’s book club is for fourth graders, with the chosen book being “The Way to Go,” which was made available by local sponsors. According to the announcement from library staff, the book has “wonderful, character building stories and great family discussion topics.”

Participants will take the book home, read along and discuss with their family then come to the library for a book discussion on Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. Registration and book pick-up will start Tuesday as well. At the end of the book club, participants will get to keep the book.

For more information about January’s book clubs or other events at the Park Hills Public Library, contact the library at 573-431-4842.

Jacob Scott is a reporter with the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3616 or at jscott@dailyjournalonline.com.

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