Literature and visual arts connect in this unique book club. This month's choice: It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken, by world-renowned graphic artist Seth. The discussion will be paired with a tour of PAMA's exhibition Heading to Palookaville: Seth and the Art of the Graphic Novel.
Feature Book at-a-glance: It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken by Seth
In his first graphic novel, It's a Good Life, if You Don't Weaken, Seth pays homage to the wit and sophistication of the old-fashioned magazine cartoon. While trying to understand his dissatisfaction with the present, Seth discovers the life and work of Kalo, a forgotten New Yorker cartoonist from the 1940s. But his obsession blinds him to the needs of his lover and the quiet desperation of his family. Wry self-reflection and moody colours characterize Seth's style in this tale about learning lessons from nostalgia.
Please register in any branch or by calling 905-793-4636. Pick up your free copy of the book at Four Corners Library.
Location: Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, 9 Wellington Street East, Brampton.
Up for Discussion
Interested in joining a book club? Brampton Library offers Up for Discussion book clubs at three of our locations.
Book club members meet to discuss the book of the month and find common bonds through books. A variety of reading interests are represented in these clubs: contemporary, classic and international authors. You will read and enjoy books you would never have chosen yourself!
In-house book clubs run from September through June each year, and online book discussion groups run year round. You can join in at any time. To register, visit the Information Desk at any Library location or give us a call at (905) 793-4636 or TTY 1-866-959-9994.
Thursdays - 2 pm to 4 pm (Four Corners)
Off The Shelf: Build your own book club
Are you part of a book club or thinking of starting one? Check out our Off the Shelf book club-ready displays in Chinguacousy, Cyril Clark, Four Corners, Gore Meadows, Mount Pleasant Village, and South Fletcher’s branches of Brampton Library.
Here you will find multiple copies of recommended titles that you can borrow in single or multiple copies, on a first come, first serve basis.
No need to place holds or renew
Remember to return in 3 weeks