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My Favorite Crime Book Club

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century

2024-06-02 14:00:00 2024-06-02 16:00:00 America/New_York My Favorite Crime Book Club Do you love a good who-dun-it? Join others with a similar interest in true crime at our book club. Each month we will all read one true crime title and discuss it. Tower Road Branch - Meeting Room

Sunday, June 02
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-02 14:00:00 2024-06-02 16:00:00 America/New_York My Favorite Crime Book Club Do you love a good who-dun-it? Join others with a similar interest in true crime at our book club. Each month we will all read one true crime title and discuss it. Tower Road Branch - Meeting Room

Tower Road Branch

Meeting Room

Do you love a good who-dun-it? Join others with a similar interest in true crime at our book club. Each month we will all read one true crime title and discuss it.

June 2024 Title - Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century by Peter Graham

"On June 22, 1954, teenage friends Juliet Hulme—better known as bestselling mystery writer Anne Perry—and Pauline Parker went for a walk in a New Zealand park with Pauline’s mother, Honora. Half an hour later, the girls returned alone, claiming that Pauline’s mother had had an accident. But when Honora Parker was found in a pool of blood with the brick used to bludgeon her to death close at hand, Juliet and Pauline were quickly arrested, and later confessed to the killing. Their motive? A plan to escape to the United States to become writers, and Honora’s determination to keep them apart. Their incredible story made shocking headlines around the world and would provide the subject for Peter Jackson’s Academy Award–nominated film, Heavenly Creatures.

A sensational trial followed, with speculations about the nature of the girls’ relationship and possible insanity playing a key role. Among other things, Parker and Hulme were suspected of lesbianism, which was widely considered to be a mental illness at the time. This mesmerizing book offers a brilliant account of the crime and ensuing trial and shares dramatic revelations about the fates of the young women after their release from prison. With penetrating insight, this thorough analysis applies modern psychology to analyze the shocking murder that remains one of the most interesting cases of all time." (Amazon)

July 2024 Title - On the Farm by Stevie Cameron

AGE GROUP: | Adults (19 and up) |

EVENT TYPE: | Books, Authors, & Writing |

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Tower Road Branch

Phone: 352-333-2840
Branch manager
Carolyn Wallace

Hours
Mon, Jun 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jun 25 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jun 26 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jun 27 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jun 28 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 29 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 30 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Tower Road Branch Library provides access to resources and services in Southwest Gainesville and surrounding areas.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jun 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
Come sing and learn with your littlest littles.

Tue, Jun 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us in the meeting room as we learn how to get started with embroidery!
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Meet your neighbors and enjoy book discussions in a friendly environment.

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Space
Come build and explore with our Rigamajig engineering set!

Wed, Jun 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Space
Join us to create tiny designs using cross-stitch.

Thu, Jun 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Space
Read, laugh, and sing with us at the Tower Road Branch.

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Space
Challenge your friends and test your skills! Enjoy friendly competition and exciting adventures playing video games.

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Get help with your job search. Not great with computers? That's ok! We're here to help.

Sun, Jun 30, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room
Join Shawn in this interactive program that will help you grow your guitar skills. This session focuses on the basics and is perfect for... more
Join Shawn in this interactive program that will help you grow your guitar skills. This session focuses on the basics and is perfect for the beginner or anyone looking to refresh or hone their skills.

Sun, Jun 30, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Meeting Room
Join Shawn in this interactive program that will help you grow your guitar skills. This session focuses on more advanced techniques and... more
Join Shawn in this interactive program that will help you grow your guitar skills. This session focuses on more advanced techniques and is perfect for anyone looking to elevate their skills.

Mon, Jul 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Space
Meet a National Park Service Ranger for Cumberland Island National Seashore! Come learn about what it's like being a park ranger, the... more
Meet a National Park Service Ranger for Cumberland Island National Seashore! Come learn about what it's like being a park ranger, the National Seashore, and animals in the park and your backyard.

Mon, Jul 01, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room
Make connections and increase your English fluency at Conversation Club.

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Space
Please join us for Music and Movement where you can jam out and dance to some fun songs with your little ones!

Tue, Jul 02, 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Teen Space
Join us in this fun-filled session as we play a one-shot in the world of D&D! Teenaged players, of all experience levels, are welcome to... more
Join us in this fun-filled session as we play a one-shot in the world of D&D! Teenaged players, of all experience levels, are welcome to join the fun.

Wed, Jul 03, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room
Come learn the basics of embroidery and fabric stamping and breathe new life into your old clothes.

Wed, Jul 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Watercolor paints and paper available to explore your creativity.

Thu, Jul 04, All day
Meeting Room
All library locations will be closed, but you can still access our website and online services at www.aclib.us

Sun, Jul 07, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Meeting Room
Come sing and learn with your littlest littles.

Sun, Jul 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Do you love a good who-dun-it? Join others with a similar interest in true crime at our book club. Each month we will all read one true... more
Do you love a good who-dun-it? Join others with a similar interest in true crime at our book club. Each month we will all read one true crime title and discuss it.

Mon, Jul 08, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Meeting Room
Make connections and increase your English fluency at Conversation Club.

Tue, Jul 09, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
Come sing and learn with your littlest littles.