Sign In/Renew Loans

Menu

Sign in/
Renew Loans

All MNC libraries will be closed Monday 14th June for the public holiday

Loading Events

« All Events

Book of the Month – June – Leave the World Behind

a

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday June 30, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia

Welcome to our June ‘Book of the Month’, with specially selected titles by your Library staff. Reserve your copy now (we have extras), then join in the conversation with Fran – in person – and tell us what you think on Wednesday 30th June at 11am in our Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room.

The book of the month for June is Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam.

 About the Book

A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.

From the bestselling author of Rich and Pretty comes a suspenseful and provocative novel keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped—and unexpected new ones are forged—in moments of crisis.

Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe.

Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one other?

And… you might like to join the ‘Book of the Month’ Beanstack Challeng

ADD THIS EVENT TO YOUR CALENDAR:

Details

Date:
June 30
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:

Venue

Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia
+ Google Map
Phone:
6581 8755

See related events:

Tagged as:

Related Events

19 June 2021
Join us for this fun workshop to learn the basics of…

Sat Jun 19th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kempsey Library
Join Waitlist

23 June 2021
She’s back! Join us on Wednesday 23rd June at 2.00pm in…

Wed Jun 23th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Port Macquarie Library
Register

25 June 2021
Kaneana May will be discussing her latest book All we have…

Fri Jun 25th
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Port Macquarie Library
Register

26 June 2021
In this workshop you will discover the creative ways you can…

Sat Jun 26th
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Kempsey Library
Register

Help us improve - was this page useful?

The registration limit has been reached for this event. Join the waiting list to be automatically registered if a spot becomes available.

Join Waiting List

There are 14 spots left for this event.

Tribe Loading Animation Image

Already registered?

Use this tool to manage your registration.

Join our newsletter to find out what’s on @ the library



opened reg: 1
waiting list:
2020-08-12 00:53:00
Array
(
    [post_id] => 12988
    [form_id] => 1
    [title] => Book of the Month – June – Leave the World Behind
    [start_date] => 2021-06-30 11:00:00
    [end_date] => 2021-06-30 12:00:00
    [time_offset] => 36000
    [venue_id] => 2911
    [venue_title] => Port Macquarie Library
    [venue_address] => 32 Grant St
    [venue_city] => Port Macquarie
    [venue_state] => New South Wales
    [venue_zip] => 2444
    [limit_registrations] => 1
    [max_registrations] => 25
    [max_waiting_list] => 5
    [num_waiting_list] => 0
    [mvt_enabled] => 
    [mvt_use_custom] => 
    [num_registered_mvt] => Array
        (
            [3181] => 0
        )

    [mvt_fields] => Array
        (
            [3181] => Array
                (
                    [id] => 3181
                    [type] => venue
                    [limit] => 
                    [max] => 55
                    [label] => South West Rocks Library
                    [cost_structure] => discount
                    [discount_amount] => 
                    [discount_type] => percent
                    [cost_amount] => 
                    [cost_type] => total
                )

        )

    [num_registered] => 11
    [registrations_left] => 14
    [registrations_disabled] => 
    [deadline_type] => start
    [deadline_other_timestamp] => 1614265200
    [registration_deadline] => 1625050680
    [open_type] => immediate
    [open_offset] => 3
    [open_other_timestamp] => 1597157580
    [use_reminder] => 
    [conf_message_id] => 4309
    [reminder_offset_days] => 2
    [reminder_offset] => 172800
    [reminder_status] => unscheduled
    [show_registrants_data] => 
    [attendee_list_logged_in_only] => 
    [registrants_data_who] => users_and_confirmed
    [registrants_data_include] => Array
        (
        )

    [who_can_register] => any
    [users_can_edit] => Array
        (
            [0] => form_fields
            [1] => mvt
            [2] => status
        )

    [cost] => 
    [enable_connected_reg] => 1
    [accepting_payments] => 
)
RTEC_Event Object
(
    [form:RTEC_Event:private] => RTEC_Form Object
        (
            [event_meta:RTEC_Form:private] => Array
                (
                    [post_id] => 12988
                    [form_id] => 1
                    [title] => Book of the Month – June – Leave the World Behind
                    [start_date] => 2021-06-30 11:00:00
                    [end_date] => 2021-06-30 12:00:00
                    [time_offset] => 36000
                    [venue_id] => 2911
                    [venue_title] => Port Macquarie Library
                    [venue_address] => 32 Grant St
                    [venue_city] => Port Macquarie
                    [venue_state] => New South Wales
                    [venue_zip] => 2444
                    [limit_registrations] => 1
                    [max_registrations] => 25
                    [max_waiting_list] => 5
                    [num_waiting_list] => 0
                    [mvt_enabled] => 
                    [mvt_use_custom] => 
                    [num_registered_mvt] => Array
                        (
                            [3181] => 0
                        )

                    [mvt_fields] => Array
                        (
                            [3181] => Array
                                (
                                    [id] => 3181
                                    [type] => venue
                                    [limit] => 
                                    [max] => 55
                                    [label] => South West Rocks Library
                                    [cost_structure] => discount
                                    [discount_amount] => 
                                    [discount_type] => percent
                                    [cost_amount] => 
                                    [cost_type] => total
                                )

                        )

                    [num_registered] => 11
                    [registrations_left] => 14
                    [registrations_disabled] => 
                    [deadline_type] => start
                    [deadline_other_timestamp] => 1614265200
                    [registration_deadline] => 1625050680
                    [open_type] => immediate
                    [open_offset] => 3
                    [open_other_timestamp] => 1597157580
                    [use_reminder] => 
                    [conf_message_id] => 4309
                    [reminder_offset_days] => 2
                    [reminder_offset] => 172800
                    [reminder_status] => unscheduled
                    [show_registrants_data] => 
                    [attendee_list_logged_in_only] => 
                    [registrants_data_who] => users_and_confirmed
                    [registrants_data_include] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [who_can_register] => any
                    [users_can_edit] => Array
                        (
                            [0] => form_fields
                            [1] => mvt
                            [2] => status
                        )

                    [cost] => 
                    [enable_connected_reg] => 1
                    [accepting_payments] => 
                )

            [user_obj:RTEC_Form:private] => 
            [event_form:RTEC_Form:private] => 1
            [form_field_attributes:RTEC_Form:private] => Array
                (
                    [first] => Array
                        (
                            [name] => rtec_first
                            [type] => text
                            [label] => Name*
                            [default] => 
                            [error_message] => Please enter your full name
                            [placeholder] => 
                            [meta] => Array
                                (
                                    [options] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [0] => Option 1
                                                    [1] => Option 1
                                                    [2] => 
                                                    [3] => 0
                                                )

                                            [1] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [0] => Option 2
                                                    [1] => Option 2
                                                    [2] => 
                                                    [3] => 0
                                                )

                                            [2] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [0] => Option 3
                                                    [1] => Option 3
                                                    [2] => 
                                                    [3] => 0
                                                )

                                        )

                                    [handle_types] => both
                                    [link_url] => 
                                    [link_text] => 
                                    [cost_label] => 
                                    [cost_amount] => 
                                    [html] => 
                                )

                            [html] => 
                            [required] => 1
                            [data_atts] => Array
                                (
                                    [aria-required] => true
                                    [aria-invalid] => false
                                )

                            [guest_field] => 1
                            [valid_type] => length
                            [valid_params] => Array
                                (
                                    [min] => 1
                                    [max] => no-max
                                )

                        )

                    [email] => Array
                        (
                            [name] => rtec_email
                            [type] => text
                            [label] => Email*
                            [default] => 
                            [error_message] => Please enter a valid email
                            [placeholder] => 
                            [meta] => 
                            [html] => 
                            [required] => 1
                            [data_atts] => Array
                                (
                                    [aria-required] => true
                                    [aria-invalid] => false
                                )

                            [guest_field] => 1
                            [valid_type] => email
                            [valid_params] => Array
                                (
                                    [email] => true
                                )

                        )

                    [phone] => Array
                        (
                            [name] => rtec_phone
                            [type] => text
                            [label] => Phone*
                            [default] => 
                            [error_message] => Please enter your phone number
                            [placeholder] => 
                            [meta] => Array
                                (
                                    [options] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [0] => Option 1
                                                    [1] => Option 1
                                                    [2] => 
                                                    [3] => 0
                                                )

                                            [1] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [0] => Option 2
                                                    [1] => Option 2
                                                    [2] => 
                                                    [3] => 0
                                                )

                                            [2] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [0] => Option 3
                                                    [1] => Option 3
                                                    [2] => 
                                                    [3] => 0
                                                )

                                        )

                                    [handle_types] => both
                                    [link_url] => 
                                    [link_text] => 
                                    [cost_label] => 
                                    [cost_amount] => 
                                    [html] => 
                                )

                            [html] => 
                            [required] => 1
                            [data_atts] => Array
                                (
                                    [aria-required] => true
                                    [aria-invalid] => false
                                )

                            [guest_field] => 1
                            [valid_type] => count
                            [valid_params] => Array
                                (
                                    [count] => 7,8,9,10,11,12
                                    [count_what] => numbers
                                )

                        )

                )

            [custom_fields_label_name_pairs:RTEC_Form:private] => Array
                (
                )

            [custom_column_keys:RTEC_Form:private] => Array
                (
                )

            [column_keys:RTEC_Form:private] => Array
                (
                    [0] => first_name
                    [1] => email
                    [2] => phone
                )

            [field_labels:RTEC_Form:private] => Array
                (
                    [0] => Name
                    [1] => Email
                    [2] => Phone
                )

            [hidden_initially] => 
            [mvt_data] => 
            [use_mvt_in_form:RTEC_Form:private] => 
            [submission_data:RTEC_Form:private] => Array
                (
                )

            [errors:RTEC_Form:private] => Array
                (
                )

            [max_registrations:RTEC_Form:private] => 50
            [ical_url:RTEC_Form:private] => 
            [event_form_field_names] => Array
                (
                    [0] => first
                    [1] => email
                    [2] => phone
                )

            [event_form_required_field_names] => Array
                (
                    [0] => first
                    [1] => email
                    [2] => phone
                )

        )

    [user:RTEC_Event:private] => RTEC_User Object
        (
            [event_meta:RTEC_User:private] => Array
                (
                    [post_id] => 12988
                    [form_id] => 1
                    [title] => Book of the Month – June – Leave the World Behind
                    [start_date] => 2021-06-30 11:00:00
                    [end_date] => 2021-06-30 12:00:00
                    [time_offset] => 36000
                    [venue_id] => 2911
                    [venue_title] => Port Macquarie Library
                    [venue_address] => 32 Grant St
                    [venue_city] => Port Macquarie
                    [venue_state] => New South Wales
                    [venue_zip] => 2444
                    [limit_registrations] => 1
                    [max_registrations] => 25
                    [max_waiting_list] => 5
                    [num_waiting_list] => 0
                    [mvt_enabled] => 
                    [mvt_use_custom] => 
                    [num_registered_mvt] => Array
                        (
                            [3181] => 0
                        )

                    [mvt_fields] => Array
                        (
                            [3181] => Array
                                (
                                    [id] => 3181
                                    [type] => venue
                                    [limit] => 
                                    [max] => 55
                                    [label] => South West Rocks Library
                                    [cost_structure] => discount
                                    [discount_amount] => 
                                    [discount_type] => percent
                                    [cost_amount] => 
                                    [cost_type] => total
                                )

                        )

                    [num_registered] => 11
                    [registrations_left] => 14
                    [registrations_disabled] => 
                    [deadline_type] => start
                    [deadline_other_timestamp] => 1614265200
                    [registration_deadline] => 1625050680
                    [open_type] => immediate
                    [open_offset] => 3
                    [open_other_timestamp] => 1597157580
                    [use_reminder] => 
                    [conf_message_id] => 4309
                    [reminder_offset_days] => 2
                    [reminder_offset] => 172800
                    [reminder_status] => unscheduled
                    [show_registrants_data] => 
                    [attendee_list_logged_in_only] => 
                    [registrants_data_who] => users_and_confirmed
                    [registrants_data_include] => Array
                        (
                        )

                    [who_can_register] => any
                    [users_can_edit] => Array
                        (
                            [0] => form_fields
                            [1] => mvt
                            [2] => status
                        )

                    [cost] => 
                    [enable_connected_reg] => 1
                    [accepting_payments] => 
                )

            [user_data:RTEC_User:private] => Array
                (
                )

            [child_data:RTEC_User:private] => Array
                (
                )

            [event_status:RTEC_User:private] => unregistered
            [user_id:RTEC_User:private] => 0
            [entry_id:RTEC_User:private] => 0
        )

    [waiting_list:RTEC_Event:private] => RTEC_Waiting_List Object
        (
            [max_waiting_list:RTEC_Waiting_List:private] => 5
            [num_waiting_list:RTEC_Waiting_List:private] => 0
            [registration_limit_reached:RTEC_Waiting_List:private] => 
        )

    [cached_main_html:RTEC_Event:private] => 
    [should_cache_main:RTEC_Event:private] => 
    [event_id:RTEC_Event:private] => 12988
    [connected_id:RTEC_Event:private] => 
    [event_meta:RTEC_Event:private] => Array
        (
            [post_id] => 12988
            [form_id] => 1
            [title] => Book of the Month – June – Leave the World Behind
            [start_date] => 2021-06-30 11:00:00
            [end_date] => 2021-06-30 12:00:00
            [time_offset] => 36000
            [venue_id] => 2911
            [venue_title] => Port Macquarie Library
            [venue_address] => 32 Grant St
            [venue_city] => Port Macquarie
            [venue_state] => New South Wales
            [venue_zip] => 2444
            [limit_registrations] => 1
            [max_registrations] => 25
            [max_waiting_list] => 5
            [num_waiting_list] => 0
            [mvt_enabled] => 
            [mvt_use_custom] => 
            [num_registered_mvt] => Array
                (
                    [3181] => 0
                )

            [mvt_fields] => Array
                (
                    [3181] => Array
                        (
                            [id] => 3181
                            [type] => venue
                            [limit] => 
                            [max] => 55
                            [label] => South West Rocks Library
                            [cost_structure] => discount
                            [discount_amount] => 
                            [discount_type] => percent
                            [cost_amount] => 
                            [cost_type] => total
                        )

                )

            [num_registered] => 11
            [registrations_left] => 14
            [registrations_disabled] => 
            [deadline_type] => start
            [deadline_other_timestamp] => 1614265200
            [registration_deadline] => 1625050680
            [open_type] => immediate
            [open_offset] => 3
            [open_other_timestamp] => 1597157580
            [use_reminder] => 
            [conf_message_id] => 4309
            [reminder_offset_days] => 2
            [reminder_offset] => 172800
            [reminder_status] => unscheduled
            [show_registrants_data] => 
            [attendee_list_logged_in_only] => 
            [registrants_data_who] => users_and_confirmed
            [registrants_data_include] => Array
                (
                )

            [who_can_register] => any
            [users_can_edit] => Array
                (
                    [0] => form_fields
                    [1] => mvt
                    [2] => status
                )

            [cost] => 
            [enable_connected_reg] => 1
            [accepting_payments] => 
        )

    [atts:RTEC_Event:private] => Array
        (
        )

    [hidden_initially:RTEC_Event:private] => 1
    [rtec_classes:RTEC_Event:private] => Array
        (
        )

)