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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Circle of Readers Book Discussion

2022-12-13 14:00:00 2022-12-13 15:00:00 America/Chicago The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah Monthly discussion. "THE NIGHTINGALE" by Kristin Hannah will be discussed. Merrillville

Tuesday, December 13
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-13 14:00:00 2022-12-13 15:00:00 America/Chicago The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah Monthly discussion. "THE NIGHTINGALE" by Kristin Hannah will be discussed. Merrillville

Merrillville

Meeting Room C

Monthly discussion. "THE NIGHTINGALE" by Kristin Hannah will be discussed.

In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are.

FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious 18-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. THE NIGHTINGALE tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France --- a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

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Merrillville

Phone: 219-769-3541

Branch manager
Erika

Hours
Mon, Nov 28 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Tue, Nov 29 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Wed, Nov 30 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Thu, Dec 01 10:00AM to 8:30PM
Fri, Dec 02 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 03 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 04 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 or small groups, 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. 

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

Wed, Nov 30, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Small Group Room #1
Registration is now closed

Thu, Dec 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Group Room #2
This event is full

Thu, Dec 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room B

Thu, Dec 01, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Basement Back Lobby

Thu, Dec 01, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room C

Thu, Dec 01, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Children's Programming Room

Mon, Dec 05, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Small Group Room #1
This event is full

Tue, Dec 06, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room B

Thu, Dec 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Group Room #2
This event is full

Thu, Dec 08, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Genealogy Room

Thu, Dec 08, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room A

Sat, Dec 10, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Children's Programming Room

Sat, Dec 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Basement Back Lobby

Mon, Dec 12, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Dec 13, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Rescheduled
Tue, Dec 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
New date Tuesday, December 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Tue, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Staff Meeting Room

Tue, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room C

Tue, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Meeting Room B

Wed, Dec 14, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Dec 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Small Group Room #2
This event is full

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Dec 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Group Room #2
This event is full

Thu, Dec 15, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Dec 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A

Thu, Dec 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Children's Programming Room

Sat, Dec 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room B

Mon, Dec 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Small Group Room #1
This event is full

Tue, Dec 20, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Dec 22, 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Children's Programming Room

Tue, Dec 27, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Wed, Dec 28, 10:30am - 10:50am
Children's Programming Room

Thu, Dec 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Small Group Room #2