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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

2019-06-13 18:15:00 2019-06-13 20:15:00 America/Chicago Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Circle of Readers Book Discussion Merrillville

Thursday, June 13
6:15pm - 8:15pm

Add to Calendar 2019-06-13 18:15:00 2019-06-13 20:15:00 America/Chicago Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Circle of Readers Book Discussion Merrillville

Merrillville

Meeting Room A

Circle of Readers Book Discussion

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick's formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should—and should not—marry.

Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.

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Merrillville

Phone: 219-769-3541

Branch manager
Erika

Hours
Mon, Sep 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Sep 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Sep 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Sep 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Sep 20 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 21 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Sep 22 12:00PM to 4:00PM

About the branch

The Merrillville branch library encompasses over 114,000 sq ft of electronic and print resources, and visual and musical collections. The library offers free WIFI, public internet computers, rooms for quiet study, and public meeting rooms. Our vast collections of Lake County history and genealogy sources make the Merrillville branch a popular destination for research by visitors from all around the country.

Merrillville branch has three fantastic floors of informational and recreational materials. The main floor contains our popular collection of new books, large-print material, magazines and newspapers, teen, anime, and an enormous selection of music and DVDs. Our Genealogy Room has numerous resources including microfilm of local newspapers, obituary indexes, and many other historical resources. Our Book Sale room, open during select hours Monday-Saturday, is full of unique finds. Merrillville Branch is also home to our Talking Books Department, which serves residents with physical or visual disabilities.

The Upper Level includes tables for quiet study, a tremendous reference collection, our “Indiana Room” for specialized Hoosier historical research, and our locally known statue “The Reader” by artist Hermann Gurfinkel.

The entire lower level houses our bright and airy Children's Department where children will find fun games, books, music and magazines to fulfill their reading pleasure as well as attend engaging kids’ programs. This is also where our public meeting rooms are located, where our library events and programs are held.

Upcoming events

Mon, Sep 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Sep 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Sep 24, 9:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

Tue, Sep 24, 10:00am - 10:45am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Sep 24, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Sep 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room B

Tue, Sep 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room C

Wed, Sep 25, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Quiet Study Room #3

Wed, Sep 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Sep 26, 9:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

Thu, Sep 26, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Sep 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room B

Fri, Sep 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room A

Fri, Sep 27, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Meeting Room A

Fri, Sep 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room B

Sat, Sep 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Sat, Sep 28, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A

Mon, Sep 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Oct 01, 9:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

Tue, Oct 01, 10:00am - 10:45am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Oct 01, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Oct 01, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Oct 02, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Quiet Study Room #3

Wed, Oct 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Quiet Study Room #3

Thu, Oct 03, 9:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

Thu, Oct 03, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Oct 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Fri, Oct 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Programming Room

Fri, Oct 04, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A

Sat, Oct 05, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A

Sat, Oct 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B

Mon, Oct 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Quiet Study Room #3

Tue, Oct 08, 9:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

Tue, Oct 08, 10:00am - 10:45am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Oct 08, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Oct 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Board Room

Tue, Oct 08, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Meeting Room C

Tue, Oct 08, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A

Wed, Oct 09, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Quiet Study Room #3

Wed, Oct 09, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Oct 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Oct 10, 9:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

Thu, Oct 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Oct 10, 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Meeting Room A

Sat, Oct 12, All day
Meeting Room B

Sat, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Oct 15, 9:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

Tue, Oct 15, 10:00am - 10:45am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Oct 15, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Oct 15, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Oct 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room C

Tue, Oct 15, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Oct 16, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Quiet Study Room #3

Wed, Oct 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Wed, Oct 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Oct 17, 9:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

Fri, Oct 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Oct 21, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room A

Mon, Oct 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room B

Mon, Oct 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Oct 22, 9:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room C

Tue, Oct 22, 10:00am - 10:45am
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Oct 22, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A

Tue, Oct 22, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Oct 22, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Tue, Oct 22, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room A