“The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood, the long-awaited sequel to her 1985 dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale”, is just as riveting as the original, but elevates its themes of resilience and sisterhood in the face of brutality. This book is told through three interwoven tales of women placed on various sides of Gilead – one on the outside, one on the inside, and one who never knew the difference – that start on different planes of existence, but all begin to steadily navigate towards a collective goal. The story is told on many levels that jump between perspective and across time in a way that forces the reader to shift quickly, but reinforces its overall quest. This book definitely does not operate as a stand-alone – “The Handmaid’s Tale” is necessary preparatory material to “The Testaments”, not only to understand the complex system of Gilead and its players, but to prepare the reader for the horrific brutality and overt sexism of this near-futuristic world. The difference, however, is that “The Testaments” reveals the cracks that have formed in Gilead, and shows that while it was originally engineered to put men at the helm, it is the women who are now very much in control and hold the fate of this society in their hands.
9:45 am Snowy Mountain Trout Unlimited
Snowy Mountain Trout Unlimited
Mar 25 @ 9:45 am – 12:00 pm
Purpose: Board meeting of local chapter.
10:00 am LIBRARY OPEN
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
11:00 am Pre-K/Kinders Storytime
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am
Preschool/Kindergarten kids (3-6 years) meet in the youth area with Ms Brittney for songs and story followed by a craft. Storytime for Preschool/Kinders is a weekly program on Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. Children must