Martin County Library System Press Releases

February 14, 2012

Blake Library Women in Literature Book Study Group Begins Feb. 22


For immediate release: Feb.14, 2012

Contact: Susan Opasik, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-2863

Women in Literature Book Study Group Begins Feb. 22 at Blake Library

Women in Literature, a six-session book study group facilitated by Jeri Butler, Kim Carvel and Gail Johnson, will take place Wednesday, February 22 through March 28 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart.  Funded by the Friends of the Blake Library in Stuart, Inc., the sessions are free and open to the public. A limited number of books are available at the Blake Library Circulation desk. Signup is not required.

Among the questions addressed during this series are:  What characterizes women characters?  How are they different from male characters?  Are gender differences cultural or biological?  What kinds of plots are associated with women, and how do they see their lives and possibilities?

Book discussion schedule:

Feb. 22 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Jeri Butler)

Feb. 29 Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett (Kim Carvel)

March 7 The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Gail Johnson)

March 14 Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (Jeri Butler)

March 21  The Book Thief (Gail Johnson)

March 28 Crossing to Safety by Wallace Earle Stegner by Markus Zuszk (Kim Carvel)                                                                                     

For more information or to learn about the Martin County Library System call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any branch library or visit the library website at




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