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Mixed Bag: Story Time for Grown-Ups

January 25, 2012

Program Locations:

Mid-Manhattan Library

Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two at lunchtime. Bring your lunch, bring your knitting, bring a friend. Brown bag lunches welcome!

January - Goin’ to the Dogs or Man’s Best Friende

The Coward by Albert Payson Terhune
Laund is a six-month old collie puppy who shows a natural talent for herding sheep.  He is so good his owner wants to enter him in the annual field trials competition held by the National Collie Association. Then Laund is savagely attacked and wounded by a hawk and apparently loses his nerve.
 
The Mixer by P. G. Wodehouse 
In this story, the dog himself tells the story of how he unwittingly gets involved in an attempted burglary.  


Other January Story Time Dates - January 11
 
Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight
Lassie, a tri-color collie born and raised in Yorkshire, is a come-home dog.  The Great Depression has forced her master’s family to sell her to the Duke of Rudling, but she keeps running home to young Joe. The Duke decides to make sure this does not happen again. The short story was first published in 1938 and expanded to novel-length in 1940.
 
Blackie from Life Itself: A Memoir by Roger Ebert 
Well-known movie critic Roger Ebert grew up in a small town in southern Illinois.  In his autobiography, he shares his memories from 60 years ago of the dog he never stopped loving.  
 
All programs are FREE and subject to last minute change or cancellation.
 

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