• Popular Books to Discuss The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic on January 17 at the Thomas Branch

    January 10, 2019
    Westchester Public Library invites those who enjoy reading thought-provoking books to attend their monthly discussion group, Books Make You Think. The group will meet on Thursday, January 17, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., at the Thomas Branch’s Bertha Wood Meeting Room, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton.
     
    Join as we discuss The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic by Michael Sims. As he was composing what was to become his most enduring and popular book, E. B. White was obeying that oft-repeated maxim: "Write what you know." Helpless pigs, silly geese, clever spiders, greedy rats-White knew all of these characters in the barns and stables where he spent his favorite hours. Painfully shy his entire life, "this boy," White once wrote of himself, "felt for animals a kinship he never felt for people." It's all the more impressive, therefore, how many people have felt a kinship with E. B. White and with Charlotte's Web, which has gone on to sell more than 45 million copies.
     
    Register at the Thomas Branch Reference Desk or in the upstairs Computer Classroom in person or via phone, (219) 926-7696. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Thomas Branch. For more information, contact Dan in the IT Department, dan@wpl.lib.in.us
    Contact:
    Jeannine Larimer, Graphic Design & Public Relations
    921-0964
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