JVB Check It Out: Library participates in virtual digital book club

JVB Check It Out

The James V. Brown Library is joining others libraries around the globe encouraging patrons to read a historical fiction thriller e-book and audiobook during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club.

Till July 13, readers can borrow and read Tim Mason’s “intellectually stimulating and viscerally exciting” “The Darwin Affair” from their public library. Brown Library readers can solve the mystery from home — with a valid library card and no waiting — by visiting https://ebranch2go.overdrive.com/ or downloading the Libby app. Readers can then discuss online at https://discuss.biglibraryread.com/.

“The Darwin Affair” takes place in London during June 1860. When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later, Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot.

Soon, Field’s investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwin’s controversial On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping and the pursuit of a madman named the Chorister. As he edges closer to the Chorister, Field uncovers dark secrets that were meant to remain forever hidden. Tim Mason has created a rousing page-turner that both Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would relish and envy.

— The James V. Brown Library is open for browsing and holds pickup from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit www.jvbrown.edu or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. The library also is open for public computer usage and for services such as printing, faxing, copying and scanning.


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