Monday, March 25, 2019 · 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm · Auditorium
Register using code HMA302
“To Room Nineteen,” by Doris Lessing (1919–2013) . Matthew and Susan Rawlings appear happy. Matthew works as an editor at a major London newspaper, while Susan oversees their four children, housekeeper, nanny, and home and garden in the suburbs. For some mysterious reason, Susan has decided to let a room in the seedy Fred’s Hotel near Victoria Station. When author Doris Lessing was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007, the Nobel committee cited her as “an epicist of the female experience.” To Room Nineteen challenges an attentive reader to search for clues as to what hasundermined the well-oiled apparatus of the Rawlingses’ marriage.”
Monday, March 25, 2019 · 6:00 pm · Station Meeting Room 1, First Floor
Register using code HSA274
Bird Box by Josh Malerman. Something is out there . . . Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from. Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, Malorie has long dreamed of fleeing to a place where her family might be safe. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat 'blindfolded' with nothing to rely on but Malorie's wits and the children's trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster? Engulfed in darkness, surrounded by sounds both familiar and frightening, Malorie embarks on a harrowing odyssey' a trip that takes her into an unseen world and back into the past, to the companions who once saved her. Under the guidance of the stalwart Tom, a motley group of strangers banded together against the unseen terror, creating order from the chaos. But when supplies ran low, they were forced to venture outside'and confront the ultimate question: in a world gone mad, who can really be trusted? Interweaving past and present, Josh Malerman's breathtaking debut is a horrific and gripping snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page. Registration required. Open to All.