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Teatime Book Club

Do you like the idea of savoring a cup of tea while discussing a good read?  If you said YES to this question, then please join us for our upcoming virtual Teatime Book Club every month (except July & August) via Zoom @ 12pm.  * To sign up, please call or email Cara at Washburn Memorial Library #207-455-4814.



Book Club participants can purchase a Book Club Bag,

which includes:

  • Current book we are reading for the month ($10 to purchase a copy).

  • An array of tea + honey sticks.

  • A monthly print out/card with updates about our Teatime Book Club.

  • To Do's: Sign up for the month, reserve a Book Club Bag (optional- $10 to purchase), start reading your book, and mark your calendar for our virtual meeting!

  • If you reserved one, please pick up your Teatime Book Club bag at the Washburn Memorial Library (Open 9:30am - 4:00pm, Tuesday - Friday).




May's Book: Take My Hand

By Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Inspired by true events that rocked the nation, a searing and compassionate new novel about a Black nurse in post-segregation Alabama who blows the whistle on a terrible injustice done to her patients, from the New York Times bestselling author of Wench.

Montgomery, Alabama, 1973. Fresh out of nursing school, Civil Townsend intends to make a difference, especially in her African American community. At the Montgomery Family Planning Clinic, she hopes to help women shape their destinies, to make their own choices for their lives and bodies.

But when her first week on the job takes her along a dusty country road to a worn-down one-room cabin, Civil is shocked to learn that her new patients, Erica and India, are children—just eleven and thirteen years old. Neither of the Williams sisters has even kissed a boy, but they are poor and Black, and for those handling the family’s welfare benefits, that’s reason enough to have the girls on birth control. As Civil grapples with her role, she takes India, Erica, and their family into her heart. Until one day she arrives at their door to learn the unthinkable has happened, and nothing will ever be the same for any of them.

Decades later, with her daughter grown and a long career in her wake, Dr. Civil Townsend is ready to retire, to find her peace, and to leave the past behind. But there are people and stories that refuse to be forgotten. That must not be forgotten.

Because history repeats what we don’t remember.

Inspired by true events and brimming with hope, Take My Hand is a stirring exploration of accountability and redemption.

(Summary credit: )

Poetry Reading
Tea Time

Tea provided in your Book Club Bag!


Phone # 207-455-4814

Meeting: May 31st @ 12pm 

Location: Virtual/Zoom.  Link will be emailed once you sign up.

Fee: Free minus the cost of purchasing your book(s).

Book Choices: Trending books and the process of facilitator & group suggestions.


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