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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

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Tue, Feb 27 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 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

Sat, Mar 02, All day
Children ages 6-12 are invited to be part of our Tiny Art Show! Register for a free canvas, paint it at home, then bring it back to the library to be displayed throughout the month of April.Register

Sat, Mar 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Practice your reading-aloud skills with a non-judgmental audience - a dog! All ages welcome.

Sat, Mar 02, 11:15am - 11:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Tue, Mar 05, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

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

Tue, Mar 05, 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, Mar 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Open play chess for all skill levels. Grades 1 - 6 welcome.

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

Wed, Mar 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.

Wed, Mar 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rotary Conference Room
Library Advisory Board Meeting

Wed, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
March Discussion of The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Thu, Mar 07, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Mar 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.

Thu, Mar 07, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Teen Zone,Haney Family Conference Room
7th - 12th graders are invited to join D&D @BPL!

Sat, Mar 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Walmart Community Room
A space where Pokémon enthusiasts can hang out and play the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Please bring your own cards. For kids in 3rd grade and up. No registration required.

Sat, Mar 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Practice your reading-aloud skills with a non-judgmental audience - a dog! All ages welcome.

Sat, Mar 09, 11:15am - 11:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Sat, Mar 09, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Walmart Community Room
Grow your knowledge and test-taking confidence at this free workshop!

Mon, Mar 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Walmart Community Room,Rotary Conference 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, Mar 11, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Haney Family Conference Room
Students are invited to learn about research, constructing arguments, and public speaking.Register

Mon, Mar 11, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
Read, think, and share ideas about great books! This month, we're talking about Odder by Katherine Applegate. For children entering 4th - 6th grade.

Tue, Mar 12, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Tue, Mar 12, 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, Mar 12, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Practice the art of origami with our volunteer instructors. All skill levels welcome! For kids in 1st - 6th grade.

Tue, Mar 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
March Discussion of True Grit by Charles Portis

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

Wed, Mar 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.

Wed, Mar 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
March Discussion of The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Thu, Mar 14, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Mar 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.

Thu, Mar 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Zone
Monthly meeting for the Tween Advisory Group

Fri, Mar 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Books, songs, movement activities, and more - with a historical twist! All ages welcome.

Sat, Mar 16, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Walmart Community Room
Join us to hear a SoNA woodwind quintet perform a kid-friendly performance of Carnival of the Animals. All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

Canceled
Sat, Mar 16, 11:15am - 11:45am
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Mon, Mar 18, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Walmart Community Room
Kick off Spring Break with 2 movie favorites on our big screen! Stop in for just one movie, or stay for both showings.

Mon, Mar 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McGaugh Family Literacy Area
March Discussion of Network Effect by Martha Wells

Tue, Mar 19, All day
The library is taking a one-week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of March 25th.

Canceled
Tue, Mar 19, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Join Ms. Christina each month for a story and related art project! Check back for project information. For kids in K - 6th grade.

Wed, Mar 20, All day
The library is taking a one-week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of March 25th.

Wed, Mar 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teen Zone
Teens, join us for Petit Patisserie - Presented by the Scott Family Amazeum!

Thu, Mar 21, All day
The library is taking a one-week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of March 25th.

Thu, Mar 21, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale!

Fri, Mar 22, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale!

Fri, Mar 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Books, songs, movement activities, and more - with a wetlands twist! All ages welcome.

Sat, Mar 23, All day
The library is taking a one-week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of March 25th.

Sat, Mar 23, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale!

Mon, Mar 25, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
Students are invited to learn about research, constructing arguments, and public speaking.Register

Mon, Mar 25, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Walmart Community Room
Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Canceled
Tue, Mar 26, All day
The library is taking a one week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of April 1st.

Tue, Mar 26, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Tue, Mar 26, 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, Mar 26, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Walmart Community Room
Build a LEGO® model based on the monthly challenge. For kids in K - 6th grade.

Canceled
Wed, Mar 27, All day
The library is taking a one week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of April 1st.

Wed, Mar 27, 9:30am - 9:50am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement, and LOTS of fun! Best for ages 18-36 months and their caregiver.

Wed, Mar 27, 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, Mar 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
Join us to grow your creative writing skills and meet new friends!

Canceled
Thu, Mar 28, All day
The library is taking a one week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of April 1st.

Thu, Mar 28, 9:30am - 9:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, lap bounces, and more! Best for ages 0-18 months and their caregiver.

Thu, Mar 28, 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
Sat, Mar 30, All day
The library is taking a one week storytime break. Storytime will resume the week of April 1st.

Sat, Mar 30, 11:15am - 11:45am
Children's Area
Books, songs, movement activities, and more! All ages welcome.

Mon, Apr 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Rotary Conference Room
Friends of the Bentonville Library Monthly Meeting