Harris Library Monthly Book Club
Wednesday, September 18 at 7pm

Woonsocket Harris Public Library

 

The next gathering of the Harris Library Book Club will be held at the library located at 303 Clinton Street on Wednesday, September 18th at 7pm. This month, members are asked to bring along a recent read and offer a 3-minute talk about why the book was a great or not-so-great read. Light refreshments are available. For more information, please call Margaret at 401-767-4126. Free. Adults ages 18 and up are welcome to join.

 

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Submitted by Margaret McNulty 401-769-9044

 

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