Brown Bag Book Club

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Due to Tuesday's heat advisory, we will be meeting in the Greenfield Library's Community Room.

Join the Brown Bag book group for their annual picnic at Beckenholdt Park. Meet at the covered picnic area. Bring a sack lunch and/or a treat to share. Water will be provided by the library. In the event of rain, the group will meet at the library. Thank you to the Greenfield Parks & Recreation for providing the space. 

Paul McNeil will lead a discussion of Martha Wells' book All Systems Red. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read the book in advance. Ask for a copy at the library’s information desk.

From Publisher's Weekly:

SecUnit, aka Murderbot, is a semiorganic corporate profit center, genderless and constructed of cheap parts to perform contract bodyguard services for clients who mostly don’t want them. SecUnit can choose its attitude because it has hacked its governor, blocking the functions that would punish it for anything but robotic obedience. Disgusted by humans and secretly addicted to a video serial called Sanctuary Moon, SecUnit is simply enduring another assignment until something completely outside of its data parameters tries to kill its humans. Nebula finalist Wells gives depth to a rousing but basically familiar action plot by turning it into the vehicle by which SecUnit engages with its own rigorously denied humanity. The creepy panopticon of SecUnit’s multiple interfaces allows a hybrid first-person/omniscient perspective that contextualizes its experience without ever giving center stage to the humans.