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Point Place Book Club

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

2024-05-09 14:00:00 2024-05-09 15:00:00 America/New_York Point Place Book Club Good conversation, friendly faces and great books - that's what book club is all about. We're looking forward to seeing you at our lively and engaging book discussion. Point Place - Meeting Room Large (Capacity: 60)

Thursday, May 09
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-09 14:00:00 2024-05-09 15:00:00 America/New_York Point Place Book Club Good conversation, friendly faces and great books - that's what book club is all about. We're looking forward to seeing you at our lively and engaging book discussion. Point Place - Meeting Room Large (Capacity: 60)

Point Place

Meeting Room Large (Capacity: 60)

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

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

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"Author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate, the first automobile any of them have seen, and a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city. After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from the security and insularity of her village to encounter modern life while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California girl. Despite Haley's happy home life, she wonders about her origins; and Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. They both search for and find answers in the tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little-known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters" -- Provided by publisher.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Groups |

TAGS: | aapi |

Point Place

Phone: 419.259.5390

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 26 due to Memorial Day
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 8:30PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 8:30PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 5:15PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 5:15PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 5:15PM
Sat, May 25 Closed
Sun, May 26 Closed
(Memorial Day )

About the branch
  • 11 public computers
  • 2 children's computers
  • Free Wifi
  • 80-person meeting room capacity/handicapped accessible
  • Faxing, copying, scanning
  • 80 parking spots/4 additional handicapped accessible
  • 8 bicycle spots

Upcoming events

Tue, May 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, May 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room Small (Capacity : 15)

Fri, May 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room Small (Capacity : 15)

Thu, May 30, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room Small (Capacity : 15)

Fri, May 31, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room Small (Capacity : 15)

Tue, Jun 04, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room Small (Capacity : 15)

Wed, Jun 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room Large (Capacity: 60)

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room Large (Capacity: 60)

Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 11:45am
Meeting Room Large (Capacity: 60)

Thu, Jun 06, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room Small (Capacity : 15)

Fri, Jun 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room Small (Capacity : 15)

Tue, Jun 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meeting Room Small (Capacity : 15)

Wed, Jun 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room Large (Capacity: 60)

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meeting Room Large (Capacity: 60)

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 11:45am
Meeting Room Large (Capacity: 60)

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room Large (Capacity: 60)

Thu, Jun 13, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room Small (Capacity : 15)

Fri, Jun 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room Small (Capacity : 15)

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room Large (Capacity: 60)

Tue, Jun 18, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room Large (Capacity: 60)