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    Fall Book Selection Announced

    PennLive and The Library have teamed up again to offer you a special brand of book club! The Fall 2014 book selection is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Get your copy now! You will find the book in The Library’s collection in a variety of formats. Click the link of your preferred format below to reserve or download your copy.

    As you read the book, participate in the online discussion at PennLive.com. When you’ve finished reading The Rosie Project, join in a live discussion on October 7 at the William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library in Hummelstown and/or October 13 at East Shore Area Library in Colonial Park.

    The Library and PennLive/The Patriot-News will continue to recommend a book twice a year and offer readers a chance to discuss it online at PennLive.com and at book discussion get-togethers at area libraries.


    Read and Discuss the Book

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library
    Click here to register.

    Author Graeme Simsion will join this session via Skype.

    Monday, October 13, 2014
    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    East Shore Area Library
    Click here to register.

    Can’t make a discussion in person? Join in the conversation online at PennLive.com either during the book discussion or by adding comments afterwards.


    Get Social

    You can also follow and join the book discussion on social media!

    Tweet using hashtag #PennLiveBookClub and #RosieProject. Follow @dcls_library and @pennlive on Twitter for updates on the club.

    Share your comments on The Library's Facebook page.


    the rosie projectGet The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

    At The Library

    Or visit any Library location to see if they have a copy on hand or reserve the next available copy! You will need a Library card account to borrow materials.




    To learn more about our digital service, OverDrive, please click here. You will need to log into OverDrive with your DCLS library card barcode and PIN to download materials.


    About The Rosie Project

    From The Library catalog:

    Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical -- most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver . . . yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent -- and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie -- and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.


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