Dragonwood Readers Book Club

“The Book of Lost Names” by Dristin Harmel

Friday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom and The Center Community Room

Eva Traube Abrams, a semi-retired librarian in Florida, is shelving books one morning when her eyes lock on a photograph in a newspaper nearby. It’s an image of a book she hasn’t seen in sixty-five years—a book she recognizes as The Book of Lost Names.

As a graduate student in 1942, Eva was forced to flee Paris after the arrest of her father, a Polish Jew. Finding refuge in a small mountain town in the Free Zone, she begins forging identity documents for Jewish children fleeing to neutral Switzerland. Eva decides she must find a way to preserve the real names of the children who are too young to remember who they really are. The records they keep in The Book of Lost Names will become even more vital when the resistance cell they work for is betrayed and Eva must run for her life. Contact Erin (at the library) or Sue (at the Community Center) more information. This event is available via Zoom or in person at the Community Center.

Caregiver Support Group Are you caring for a parent or spouse? Join us on Thursday, June 17, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Meetings occur every third Thursday monthly. Please contact Natalie Raemisch at the Center for more information and to register.

Card Recycling

Turn old cards into new ones! These beautiful creations are very popular in our Thrift & Gift Nook. The Center has all the supplies, just bring your creativity and share your time. Card crafters meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11:30-1:30 p.m.

DeWhittler’s Woodcarving

Bring your tools and your projects! Come and spend time on your hobby while visiting with old friends and meet new ones! Carvers meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

Java Jewels

Enjoy a cup of coffee while visiting with friends. The Jewels meet at the Center a different day each week. If the weather is lovely, we may meet at the picnic table. Follow the calendar here in the paper or check out our Scoop newsletter for the dates.

American Legion Post Meeting

The Olson-Grinde-O’Donnell American Legion Post 348 will conduct their monthly meeting at the DeForest Area Community and Senior Center on June 15, at 6:30 p.m.

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