Mystery Book Club – Elsa Hart Series

Our three-month exploration of Elsa Hart’s “Li Du” series begins with Jade Dragon Mountain.  Because the plot hinges around a predicted solar eclipse, this book discussion is also part of our Parchment Community Library Eclipse Series.

Join us for other Eclipse-related programs:

Wednesday, February 21, 6:30 p.m.The Great North American Eclipse: Kalamazoo Astronomical Society President Richard Bell will give a preview of the total solar eclipse that will happen on April 8, explain why solar eclipses occur, and show how to view them safely.

Monday, March 11, 6:00 p.m. – Book Discussion with the Parchment Book Group: Sun, Moon, Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses, From Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets by Tyler Nordgren

Saturday, March 23, 10:00-11:30 a.m. – Eclipse Craft Party: Drop in to create indirect solar viewers, envelopes to hold your eclipse glasses, and eclipse-related crafts and/or artwork

Tuesday, April 2, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Eclipse Glasses Giveaway Day: Show your library card at the front desk and get a free pair of eclipse glasses while supplies last!

Monday, April 8, 1:45-4:30 p.m. – Total Solar Eclipse Watch Party: Bring your eclipse glasses and indirect viewers to watch the moon take a bite out of the sun! If the weather permits, we’ll see a partial eclipse outside. See livestreams of the full eclipse from locations in the path of totality inside the library.


Jan 16 2024


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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