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Book to Art Club

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Program Type: Book Club, Craft
Age: Adult, Teen


Read. Talk. Make.
Open to Teens and Adults

 

The Book to Art Club combines reading, discussion, and art-making.

Participants will read the selected book, then create projects inspired by the reading during the discussion to further engage with the literature.  The process of making is more important than the final product! 

Book club book copies may be picked up at Mead Public Library's 1st floor desk one month before the discussion.  Art supplies will be provided, but participants may bring their own materials.  Follow us on GoodreadsPinterest!, and Facebook.  See what is happening with other Book to Art Clubs around the world on The Book to Art Club Blog.  Mead discussion groups are free, funded by the Friends of the Library.  The Book to Art Club was created by the Library as Incubator Project.

"Circe" by Madeline Miller
Theme: Greek Mythology

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.