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ABC: Archer Book Club

The Lost Apothecary

2024-04-25 14:00:00 2024-04-25 15:30:00 America/New_York ABC: Archer Book Club The April 2024 selection is The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. Archer Branch - Meeting Room

Thursday, April 25
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-25 14:00:00 2024-04-25 15:30:00 America/New_York ABC: Archer Book Club The April 2024 selection is The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. Archer Branch - Meeting Room

Archer Branch

Meeting Room

The April 2024 selection is The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner.

The Archer Book Club (ABC) is back! Meetings are the fourth Thursday of every month (subject to change during the holiday season). 

Everyone is encouraged to read at their own pace. Several versions of the books are available for check out. Books are held at the circulation desk. 

From Goodreads:

A female apothecary secretly dispenses poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them - setting three lives across centuries on a dangerous collision course.

Rule #1: The poison must never be used to harm another woman.
Rule #2: The names of the murderer and her victim must be recorded in the apothecary’s register.

One cold February evening in 1791, at the back of a dark London alley in a hidden apothecary shop, Nella awaits her newest customer. Once a respected healer, Nella now uses her knowledge for a darker purpose - selling well-disguised poisons to desperate women who would kill to be free of the men in their lives. But when her new patron turns out to be a precocious twelve-year-old named Eliza Fanning, an unexpected friendship sets in motion a string of events that jeopardizes Nella’s world and threatens to expose the many women whose names are written in her register.

In present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, reeling from the discovery of her husband’s infidelity. When she finds an old apothecary vial near the river Thames, she can’t resist investigating, only to realize she’s found a link to the unsolved “apothecary murders” that haunted London over two centuries ago. As she deepens her search, Caroline’s life collides with Nella’s and Eliza’s in a stunning twist of fate - and not everyone will survive.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (19 and up) |

EVENT TYPE: | Reading Literacy | Books, Authors, & Writing |

TAGS: | #reading | #bookclub |

Archer Branch

Phone: 352-495-3367
Branch manager
Lesia Schnur

Hours
We're closed Monday May 27 due to Memorial Day Holiday
Mon, May 27 Closed
(Memorial Day Holiday)
Tue, May 28 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, May 29 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 30 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, May 31 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 01 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 02 Closed

About the branch

The Archer Branch Library provides access to resources and services in the City of Archer and surrounding areas.

Upcoming events

Mon, May 27, All day
Meeting Room
All library locations will be closed, but you can still access our website and online services at www.aclib.us

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room
Read, laugh, and sing with us! Stories, music, movement, and fun for children ages 5 & under with their caregivers.

Fri, May 31, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
CreateSpace,Meeting Room
Your summer adventure begins at the library: sign up for summer fun and earn your first badge, while enjoying a craft, face painting... more
Your summer adventure begins at the library: sign up for summer fun and earn your first badge, while enjoying a craft, face painting (2-3 pm), and campfire stories 3-4 pm).

Sat, Jun 01, All day
Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch... more
Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch Library’s summer scavenger hunt!

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room
Join us for fun this summer creating with cardboard and your imagination! The first Saturday of June, July and August at 2 pm.

Tue, Jun 04, All day
Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch... more
Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch Library’s summer scavenger hunt!

Wed, Jun 05, All day
Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch... more
Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch Library’s summer scavenger hunt!

Wed, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Meeting Room
Read, laugh, and sing with us! Stories, music, movement, and fun for children ages 5 & under with their caregivers.

Wed, Jun 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Travel with Anna Moo to hear songs and stories from around the world! Celebrate animals, people and our planet with songs from Florida... more
Travel with Anna Moo to hear songs and stories from around the world! Celebrate animals, people and our planet with songs from Florida to Mexico, from Africa to China.

Thu, Jun 06, All day
Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch... more
Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch Library’s summer scavenger hunt!

Thu, Jun 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Let’s experiment with art, mix it with love, and make some joyful creations to take home guided by local Gainesville artist Ari Uberti!

Fri, Jun 07, All day
Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch... more
Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch Library’s summer scavenger hunt!

Fri, Jun 07, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Teen Room
Come hang out in the Teen Space for a blast of fun with Nintendo Switch and Xbox One gaming sessions!

Sat, Jun 08, All day
Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch... more
Embark on an exciting adventure exploring Florida's wildlife and enjoy identifying some of our local animals with the Archer Branch Library’s summer scavenger hunt!

Sat, Jun 08, 11:00am - 12:30pm
CreateSpace
Join us as we learn to embroider on a sampler or bring your own project.

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Discover the art of cultivating a garden within a repurposed container.