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First Edition Adult Book Club

In-Person and Virtual

2022-12-13 18:00:00 2022-12-13 19:00:00 America/Chicago First Edition Adult Book Club December Discussion of Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia Bentonville Public Library - McGaugh Family Literacy Area

Tuesday, December 13
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-13 18:00:00 2022-12-13 19:00:00 America/Chicago First Edition Adult Book Club December Discussion of Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia Bentonville Public Library - McGaugh Family Literacy Area

Bentonville Public Library

McGaugh Family Literacy Area

December Discussion of Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

Books available at the front desk while supplies last!

Registration is no longer required! If you would like to attend virtually please contact rmitchell@bentonvillear.com or cfitzgerald@bentonvillear.com for a Zoom link.

Book Summary:

No one knows who she really is…

Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. But Hattie wants something more, something bigger, and ultimately something that turns out to be exceedingly dangerous. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death, the tragedy rips right through the fabric of her small-town community.

It soon comes to light that Hattie was engaged in a highly compromising and potentially explosive secret online relationship. The question is: Did anyone else know? And to what lengths might they have gone to end it? Hattie’s boyfriend seems distraught over her death, but had he fallen so deeply in love with her that she had become an obsession? Or did Hattie’s impulsive, daredevil nature simply put her in the wrong place at the wrong time, leading her to a violent death at the hands of a stranger?

Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to death.

Evocative and razor-sharp, Everything You Want Me to Be challenges you to test the lines between innocence and culpability, identity and deception. Does love lead to self-discovery—or destruction?

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Clubs |

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Bentonville Public Library

Phone: 479-271-3192

Hours

Today's hours

Closed

Mon, Dec 05 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Dec 06 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Dec 07 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Dec 08 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Dec 09 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 10 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 11 Closed

About the branch

Bentonville Public Library is located just 3 blocks south of the Downtown Square, at 405 S. Main Street in Bentonville, Arkansas. Facility amenities include an engaging adult collection with private study rooms, vibrant children's and teen spaces, community meeting rooms, genealogy research center and café. 

Upcoming events

Mon, Dec 05, 9:00am - 9:30am
Enjoy storytime from the comfort of your home! Great for all ages.

Mon, Dec 05, 10:00am - 11:00am
Rotary Conference Room
Friends of the Bentonville Library Monthly Meeting

Canceled
Mon, Dec 05, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Each meeting will focus on a topic related to library and information skills or English Language Arts. For students in kindergarten - 12th grade. Registration requested.

Mon, Dec 05, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
Students are invited to learn about research, constructing arguments, and public speaking.Register

Tue, Dec 06, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Tue, Dec 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Tue, Dec 06, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Open play chess for all skill levels. Grades 1 - 6 welcome.

Wed, Dec 07, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Dec 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Wed, Dec 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rotary Conference Room
Library Advisory Board Meeting

Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
December Discussion of Eventide by Sarah Goodman

Canceled
Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Open chess play for adults of all skill levels.

Wed, Dec 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Area
An animated storybook and thematically paired non-fiction title, followed by a related activity! For all ages.

Thu, Dec 08, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Canceled
Thu, Dec 08, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
7th - 12th graders are invited to join D&D @BPL!

Thu, Dec 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Walmart Community Room
Adults are invited to this creative weaving workshop!

Thu, Dec 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Teen Zone
College-bound students (and parents!), learn more about the process of finding and applying for scholarships.

Sat, Dec 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Practice your reading-aloud skills with a non-judgmental audience - a dog! All ages welcome.

Sat, Dec 10, 11:15am - 11:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Sat, Dec 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rotary Conference Room
Lord of the Rings fan? Watching the Rings of Power? Join us as Nancy Bunting presents research from her newly-published book, a fascinating look at the life of Edith Bratt, J.R.R. Tolkien's wife.

Mon, Dec 12, 9:00am - 9:30am
Enjoy storytime from the comfort of your home! Great for all ages.

Canceled
Mon, Dec 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Each meeting will focus on a topic related to library and information skills or English Language Arts. For students in kindergarten - 12th grade. Registration requested.

Mon, Dec 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rotary Conference Room,Walmart Community Room
Each meeting will focus on a topic related to library and information skills or English Language Arts. For students in kindergarten - 12th grade. Registration requested.

Mon, Dec 12, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Rotary Conference Room
Read, think, and share ideas about great books! This month, we're talking about The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. For children entering 4th - 6th grade.

Tue, Dec 13, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Tue, Dec 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Tue, Dec 13, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Teen Zone
7th - 12th graders - bring your math homework and stop by BPL's Teen Zone!

Canceled
Tue, Dec 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Learn about a different country from someone who grew up there! This month, we'll meet someone from New Zealand. For kids in K - 6th grade.

Tue, Dec 13, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Learn about a different country from someone who grew up there! This month, we'll meet someone from Ukraine. For kids in K - 6th grade.

Tue, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
December Discussion of Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

Wed, Dec 14, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Wed, Dec 14, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Rotary Conference Room
Seniors- get ready for the holidays with free gift wrapping at BPL!

Wed, Dec 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
December Discussion of Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Area
An animated storybook and thematically paired non-fiction title, followed by a related activity! For all ages.

Thu, Dec 15, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Engaging stories, silly rhymes, interactive music and movement activities, and more! Best for ages 3-6 and their caregiver.

Canceled
Thu, Dec 15, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
7th - 12th graders are invited to join D&D @BPL!

Thu, Dec 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Listen to a great book and share your opinions on the text, illustrations, and main ideas. This month's selection is The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth. For grades K- 3.

Thu, Dec 15, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
7th - 12th graders are invited to this creative workshop!

Fri, Dec 16, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Join us for a 30 minute flow class for families.

Sat, Dec 17, 11:15am - 11:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Sat, Dec 17, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Walmart Community Room
The Bentonville Police Department presents this workshop featuring important topics for new drivers.

Mon, Dec 19, 9:00am - 9:30am
Enjoy storytime from the comfort of your home! Great for all ages.

Mon, Dec 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Join us for Christmas stories in front of the fireplace!

Mon, Dec 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
Students are invited to learn about research, constructing arguments, and public speaking.Register

Mon, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
December Discussion of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Tue, Dec 20, All day
The library is taking a three week storytime over the winter holidays. Storytime will resume the week of January 9.

Canceled
Tue, Dec 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Practice the art of origami with our volunteer instructors. All skill levels welcome! For kids in 1st - 6th grade.

Wed, Dec 21, All day
The library is taking a three week storytime over the winter holidays. Storytime will resume the week of January 9.

Thu, Dec 22, All day
The library is taking a three week storytime over the winter holidays. Storytime will resume the week of January 9.

Thu, Dec 22, 9:30am - 4:15pm
Walmart Community Room
Movies for the whole family!

Fri, Dec 23, All day
Library Closed for Christmas

Sat, Dec 24, All day
Library Closed for Christmas

Sat, Dec 24, All day
The library is taking a three week storytime over the winter holidays. Storytime will resume the week of January 9.

Mon, Dec 26, All day
Library Closed for Christmas

Mon, Dec 26, 9:00am - 9:30am
Enjoy storytime from the comfort of your home! Great for all ages.

Tue, Dec 27, All day
The library is taking a three week storytime over the winter holidays. Storytime will resume the week of January 9.

Wed, Dec 28, All day
The library is taking a three week storytime over the winter holidays. Storytime will resume the week of January 9.

Thu, Dec 29, All day
The library is taking a three week storytime over the winter holidays. Storytime will resume the week of January 9.

Sat, Dec 31, All day
The library is taking a three week storytime over the winter holidays. Storytime will resume the week of January 9.

Canceled
Mon, Jan 02, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Each meeting will focus on a topic related to library and information skills or English Language Arts. For students in kindergarten - 12th grade. Registration requested.

Tue, Jan 03, All day
The library is taking a three week storytime over the winter holidays. Storytime will resume the week of January 9.

Tue, Jan 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Rotary Conference Room
Friends of the Bentonville Library Monthly Meeting