Join the Armchair Travelers Book Group as they Take to the Open Road! No registration is necessary, just drop-in! Copies of A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers are available to pick up at the library. Sponsored by the Friends of the JHPL.
About the book: It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend.
One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of "what do people need?" is answered.
But the answer to that question depends on who you ask, and how.
They're going to need to ask it a lot.
Becky Chambers' new series asks: in a world where people have what they want, does having more matter? (Amazon)