PASO ROBLES, CA – July 19, 2023 Round out your Dive into Summer with a group discussion of Shelby Van Pelt’s Remarkably Bright Creatures on Wednesday, August 16, 6-7 pm, in the Library Conference Room.
After Tova Sullivan’s husband dies, she begins working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors, and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she’s been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished. Tova becomes acquainted with curmudgeonly Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium. Marcellus knows more than anyone can imagine but wouldn’t dream of lifting one of his eight arms for his human captors—until he forms a remarkable friendship with Tova. Ever the detective, Marcellus deduces what happened the night Tova’s son disappeared. And now Marcellus must use every trick his old invertebrate body can muster to unearth the truth for her before it’s too late. This title is available in various formats through the catalog. Registration is required for each participant. For ages 16+.
The Library Summer Reading Program 2023—Dive into Reading—is sponsored by the Library Foundation.