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Waterville Book Club

The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang

2024-05-07 18:30:00 2024-05-07 19:30:00 America/New_York Waterville Book Club Good conversation, friendly faces and great books - that's what book group is all about. We're looking forward to seeing you at our lively and engaging book discussion. Waterville - Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Tuesday, May 07
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-07 18:30:00 2024-05-07 19:30:00 America/New_York Waterville Book Club Good conversation, friendly faces and great books - that's what book group is all about. We're looking forward to seeing you at our lively and engaging book discussion. Waterville - Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Waterville

Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Good conversation, friendly faces and great books - that's what book group is all about. We're looking forward to seeing you at our lively and engaging book discussion.

The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang

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The residents of Haven, Wisconsin, have dined on the Fine Chao restaurant's delicious Americanized Chinese food for thirty-five years, content to ignore any unsavory whispers about the family owners. Whether or not Big Leo Chao is honest, or his wife, Winnie, is happy, their food tastes good and their three sons earned scholarships to respectable colleges. But when the brothers reunite in Haven, the Chao family's secrets and simmering resentments erupt at last. Before long, brash, charismatic, and tyrannical patriarch Leo is found dead--presumed murdered--and his sons find they've drawn the exacting gaze of the entire town. The ensuing trial brings to light potential motives for all three brothers: Dagou, the restaurant's reckless head chef; Ming, financially successful but personally tortured; and the youngest, gentle but lost college student James. As the spotlight on the brothers tightens--and the family dog meets an unexpected fate--Dagou, Ming, and James must reckon with the legacy of their father's outsized appetites and their own future survival. Brimming with heartbreak, comedy, and suspense, The Family Chao offers a kaleidoscopic, highly entertaining portrait of a Chinese American family grappling with the dark undercurrents of a seemingly pleasant small town.

May 7th | 6:30 pm | Waterville Library 

AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Groups |

TAGS: | aapi |

Waterville

Phone: 419.878.3055

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 26 due to Memorial Day
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 8:15PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 8:15PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 8:15PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 8:15PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 5:15PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 5:15PM
Sun, May 26 Closed
(Memorial Day )

About the branch
  • 12 Internet computers
  • 2 children's computers
  • Free WiFi
  • 47 person meeting room capacity/handicapped accessible
  • 37 person meeting room capacity/handicap accessible
  • Faxing, copying, scanning
  • Typewriter
  • 24/7 Lobby
  • 50 parking spots/ 4 additional handicapped accessible
  • 4 bicycle spots

Upcoming events

Mon, May 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room B (Capacity : 37)

Mon, May 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Tue, May 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Wed, May 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Mon, Jun 03, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)
This event is full

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Tue, Jun 04, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Thu, Jun 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Tue, Jun 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Tue, Jun 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Thu, Jun 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room B (Capacity : 37)

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Thu, Jun 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
General Space

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room B (Capacity : 37)

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room A (Capacity : 47)