Book Club – Davis Public Library

Join others at the Davis Public Library’s book club on Tuesday, February 27th at 6:00 PM. Conversation, fellowship, and refreshments will be centered on popular book titles for adults to discuss. This month’s book, The Only One Left by Riley Sager will be discussed.

At seventeen, Lenora Hope, hung her sister with a rope. Now reduced to a schoolyard chant, the Hope family murders shocked the Maine coast one bloody night in 1929. While most people assume seventeen-year-old Lenora was responsible, the police were never able to prove it. Other than her denial after the killings, she has never spoken publicly about that night, nor has she set foot outside Hope’s End, the cliffside mansion where the massacre occurred. Stabbed her father with a knife, took her mother’s happy life. It’s now 1983, and home-health aide Kit McDeere arrives at a decaying Hope’s End to care for Lenora after her previous nurse fled in the middle of the night. In her seventies and confined to a wheelchair, Lenora was rendered mute by a series of strokes and can only communicate with Kit by tapping out sentences on an old typewriter. One night, Lenora uses it to make a tantalizing offer—I want to tell you everything. “It wasn’t me,” Lenora said, but she’s the only one not dead. As Kit helps Lenora write about the events leading to the Hope family massacre, it becomes clear there’s more to the tale than people know. But when new details about her predecessor’s departure come to light, Kit starts to suspect Lenora might not be telling the complete truth—and that the seemingly harmless woman in her care could be far more dangerous than she first thought.

Participants are encouraged to check out the book by visiting the Davis Public Library at 209 East Benton in Davis or call (580) 369-2468. The Davis Public Library is a branch of the Southern Oklahoma Library System.

Learn about the Solar Eclipse – Davis Public Library

Come and join us at Davis Public Library on Tuesday, February 27th at 4:30 PM to explore the sun and learn about the solar eclipse. Families of all ages are welcome to participate in this free event and discover interesting facts about the sunspots and more. The Oklahoma Department of Libraries and SEAL (Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries) will provide kits for craft and outdoor activity. Reservations are encouraged. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn about the solar eclipse!

This program is related to the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. This rare event will traverse North America and cross over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. It occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, completely obscuring the Sun’s face. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk.

For more information, call Davis Public Library at (580) 369-2468. You can visit the library at 209 East Benton in Davis. The Davis Public Library is a branch of the Southern Oklahoma Library System.