RFPL Reads: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
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RFPL Reads
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
By Alexander McCall Smith
Join the discussion Monday September 25 at 4 pm.


The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency On Monday September 25 at 4 pm, join the book discussion of “The Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith at the Rockingham Library. Mma Ramotswe starts up her detective agency when she is 34 years old, using the inheritance from her father to move to the capital city Gaborone, Botswana to buy a house for herself and find an office for her new business. She feels a detective needs to know about people more than anything, to solve problems for them. Her story is told in the first novel from birth to opening the detective agency.

Former Botswana educator, Emily Jones (now director of The Putney School) will be on hand to share her experiences in Botswana and talk about some of the people she knew who inspired the characters in Smith’s book. Pick up your copy of the book at the Library’s front desk today.

The Fall series of RFPL Reads book discussions begins with “The Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency” in memory of Alicia Kelly (1942-2017), former librarian and book club participant at the Rockingham Library. Alicia appreciated Mma Ramotswe’s approach to friendship and to life.

For more information, call (802) 463-4270, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org, or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St in Bellows Falls, VT. This event is free and open to the public.



How to participate:

Stop by the Library to pick up a copy of the book. Then join the discussion!


RFPL Reads

RFPL Reads is a once a month book group.

Next meeting: Monday, September 25 at 4pm
To discuss: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Bring suggestions for future book discussions to the meeting or email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org to make a suggestion.