February Book Club Selection

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Charging Elk, an Oglala Sioux, is injury in a performance of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. He is left behind in Marseille as the show travels on and force to remake his life alone in a strange land. This is a Native American story seldom seen: a stranger in a strange land, often invisible, loving, violent, trusting, wary, protective and defenseless against a society that excludes him but judges him by its rule. At once epic and intimate, James Welch’s The Heartsong of Charging Elk echoes across time, geography and cultures.

The Book Club meets at the Library on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6 PM. The public is welcome to join the discussion.

Community Celebration of Beverly Connor

The community is invited to honor Beverly Connor, reporter for the Fox Lake Representative for the past 12 years. Beverly has recently retired from the paper. A dinner is scheduled on February 8, 2015 at the Fox Lake American Legion. Gathering starts at 3 pm, dinner will be served at 4pm and a “roast” of Beverly Connor will follow the meal. Cost for the dinner is $15 per person.

For more information and/or tickets, call Elinor Czarnecki at 920-6725 or Julie Flemming at 928-6094.