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Adult Book Discussion at Martindale-Brightwood

2024-07-08 16:30:00 2024-07-08 17:30:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Adult Book Discussion at Martindale-Brightwood The book to be discussed is "The Guncle: a Novel" by Steven Rowley. Pick up a copy of the book at the library. Martindale-Brightwood Branch -

Monday, July 08
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-08 16:30:00 2024-07-08 17:30:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Adult Book Discussion at Martindale-Brightwood The book to be discussed is "The Guncle: a Novel" by Steven Rowley. Pick up a copy of the book at the library. Martindale-Brightwood Branch -

The book to be discussed is "The Guncle: a Novel" by Steven Rowley. Pick up a copy of the book at the library.

The Guncle: a Novel by Steven Rowley is available as a print book, an e-book, a downloadable audiobook, and as a large print book in the library's collection.

Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits, or when he heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. But in terms of caretaking and relating to two children, no matter how adorable, Patrick is honestly a bit out of his league.

So when tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick’s brother has a health crisis of his own, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian. Despite having a set of “Guncle Rules” ready to go, Patrick has no idea what to expect, having spent years barely holding on after the loss of his great love, a somewhat-stalled career, and a lifestyle not-so-suited to a six- and a nine-year-old. Quickly realizing that parenting—even if temporary—isn’t solved with treats and jokes, Patrick’s eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility, and the realization that, sometimes, even being larger than life means you’re unfailingly human.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

TAGS: | Book club |

Martindale-Brightwood Branch

Phone: 317-275-4310

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 Closed

About the branch

The Brightwood Branch opened in 1901 as the sixth public library in Indianapolis. It served the Brightwood community at several locations along Station Street, one street west of its current North Sherman Avenue storefront site which opened in 1972. A 1996 renovation at this location doubled the size of the branch to 5,400 square feet. In 2020, a brand-new branch building, across the street from the previous branch, was completed and re-named as the Martindale-Brightwood Branch.

Upcoming events

Sat, Jul 20, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
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Tue, Jul 23, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:30am

Wed, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Jul 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Mon, Jul 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:30am

Wed, Jul 31, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Thu, Aug 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Aug 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Mon, Aug 05, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Tue, Aug 06, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 11:30am

Wed, Aug 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Aug 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Aug 08, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Tue, Aug 13, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:30am

Wed, Aug 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Aug 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Aug 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm