Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century. The nameless narrator of the novel describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro college from which he is expelled, moving to New York and becoming the chief spokesman of the Harlem branch of “the Brotherhood”, and retreating amid violence and confusion to the basement lair of the Invisible Man he imagines himself to be. The book is a passionate and witty tour de force of style, strongly influenced by T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, Joyce, and Dostoevsky.
Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in August and September
Download or view August Fiction and August Non-Fiction. Click on the links for the complete list with titles (in blue) linked to the Minuteman Library catalog. You may also pick up a complete list in the library and ask librarians to request them for you.
Thursday, August 11th
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Kindergarten and up
Join us for an old-fashioned game of bingo where kids will get a chance to play for cool prizes! Bingo cards are limited so please call the library at 781-769-0200 x225 or email us at email@example.com to register today.
Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Movie musicals are back this summer! A total of eight popular musicals will be shown this summer on consecutive Monday evenings through August 29, concluding with our only Wednesday night screening on August 31. The summer schedule of musicals continues as follows: “Easter Parade” (Mon. 8/1), “West Side Story” (Mon. 8/8), “Gigi” (Mon. 8/15), “Mary Poppins” (Mon. 8/22), “The King and I” (Mon. 8/29), and “Moulin Rouge” (Wed. 8/31).
All films begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the air-conditioned Simoni Room, and complimentary popcorn is provided by Regal Cinemas in Bellingham. A CD of the soundtrack to that evening’s musical will be raffled off before each screening. To sign up, please call 781-769- 0200, x110 or 222, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the library Reference or Information Desk.
Monday, August 8th
Choose one (1) session:
Barn Babies is a traveling petting zoo that will visit the library! Preschool aged children will have an opportunity to visit with bunnies, kittens, pigs, goats, and other baby farm animals. Space is limited so please call the library at 781-769-0200 x225 or email us at email@example.com to register your child today!