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Monday, December 18 • 6:00 pm – Meets in the Armstrong Conference Room –
Beartown, an isolated Swedish community, is collapsing under the burden of unemployment and desperately hopes its amateur ice hockey team will win the junior championship, which could bring much-needed government funding to the town. Then, during a celebration after an important win, something happens between the team’s star player and the daughter of the team’s general manager that sets the whole town spinning and threatens everyone’s dreams. Fredrik Backman’s book is about more than youth sports; it’s part coming-of-age novel, part study of moral failure, and a serious look at how the actions of one or two people can affect an entire town.