Rain or shine, a warm winter tradition begins its 17th season in January as lovers of reading gather at the Aberdeen Timberland Library, Friday mornings at 10:30 for coffee, cookies and books. All adults are welcome to join in. Rainy Day Reading Reviews, an eight-week lineup of fiction and nonfiction book reviews presented by members of the local community, will be held each Friday from Jan. 4 through Feb. 22 in the library’s Rosalie Spellman meeting room.
Rainy Day Reading Reviews, Volume 17:
• Jan. 4: Annette Pinckney reviews “Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk across Victorian America” by Linda Hunt.
• Jan. 11 Wes Brosnan reviews “The Mind’s Eye” by Oliver Sacks.
• Jan. 18 Dina Trapp reviews “Breakfast at the Exit Café: Travels through America” by Wayne Grady & Merilyn Simonds.
• Jan. 25 Martha Hill reviews “Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood” by Robyn Scott.
• Feb. 1 Gene Woodwick reviews six titles by local authors.
• Feb. 8 Alan Richrod reviews “Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became ‘People’—And How You Can Fight Back” by Thom Hartmann.
• Feb. 15 Pamela Mehlhoff reviews “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards.
• Feb. 22 Dale Larson reviews “Whispered Consolations: Law and Narrative in African American Life” by Jon Christian Suggs.
The series is sponsored each year by the Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library. The library is located at 121 E. Market Street. For more information, contact the library at (360) 533-2360 or visit www.TRL.org.