Off the Shelf Book Group

New members are always welcome to this monthly book group. This month we discuss  “The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg. Books are available at the Reference Desk.

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  1. Laura Pecoraro
  2. 908-851-5450
  3. lpecoraro@uplnj.org
Thu, December 19
7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 12/19/2019 7:00pm 12/19/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Off the Shelf Book Group

New members are always welcome to this monthly book group. This month we discuss “The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion” by Fannie Flagg. Books are available at the Reference Desk.

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