Fernandina Beach Friends of the Library

The Friends of The Fernandina Beach Library

Mail to:

Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 17155
Amelia Island, FL 32035
904-530-6500
fernandinalibfriends@gmail.com

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Officers
Chuck Comeau, President
Jody Mackle, Vice President
Margaret Bellucci, Treasurer
Peggy Sauer, Secretary

Meetings
Fernandina Beach Library

Meetings are monthly 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Library Community Room
25 N. 4th St.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

2020 Meeting Dates
Meetings at 9:30 am in the Community Room of the Library

January 23
February 27 (Board Meeting 4PM & Annual Meeting 5:30 PM)
March 26
April 23
May 28
June 25
July 23 (if needed)
August 27
September 24
October 22
November 19 (Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday)
December – No Meeting

Timucuan Parks Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition is now on display in Fernandina Beach

The Literary Book Club

FernandinaBeachLiteracyBookclubBanner Meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Parlor Room at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Reading List 2020-2021

  • April. The Overstory by Richard Powers
  • May. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  • June. Beloved by Tony Morrison
  • July. Sapiens A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  • August. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • September. Marie Antoinette, The Portrait of An Average Woman by Stefan Zweig
  • October. The Ice House by Laura Lee Smith
  • November. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • December. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  • January. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  • February. Circe by Madeline Miller

Reading List 2019-2020

  • April:  An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Lynne)
  • May: Milkman by Anna Burns (Susan)
  • June:  Brief and Wonderful Life of
    Oscar Wao by Jonot Diaz (Julie)
  • July:  Warlight by Michel Ondaatje (Andrea)
  • August: The Friend by Sigrid Nunez (Penny)
  • September: The Warmth of Other Suns Isabel Wilkerson (Lila)
  • October:  Hidden Tapestry by Debra Dean (Vibeke)
  • November: The Razor’s Edge by Somerset Maugham (Anne)
  • December: The Untouchable by John Banville (Evelyn)
  • January: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (Judy)
  • February:  Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (Larry)
  • March:  PLANNING PARTY

Other Books Nominated:
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

Reading List 2018-2019

  • April: Radium Girls by Kate Moore (Sallie)
  • May: The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier (Carl)
  • June: Never Let Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Evelyn)
  • July: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (Susan)
  • August: Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyne Ward (Andrea)
  • September: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Kay)
  • October: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (Kathy)
  • November: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (Penny)
  • December: Daisy Miller by Henry James (Anne)
  • January: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (Lynne)
  • February:  The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes (Vibeke)

Reading List 2017-2018

  • April: Appointment in Samarra by John O’Hara (Anne)
  • May: The Sellout by Paul Beatty (Susan)
  • June: All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy (Jerry)
  • July: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson (Andrea)
  • August: American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Nancy)
  • September: The Crucible by Arthur Miller (Kay)
  • October: Billy Budd by Herman Melville (Evelyn)
  • November: Moonglow by Michael Chabon (Maddy)
  • December: The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally (Lynn)
  • January: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Judy)
  • February:  The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman (Larry)

Other suggestions:

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi (Coates)
  • Virginia Width of the World by Baldacci (Dawn)

Upcoming Events at Fernandina Beach

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