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Book Club – “From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” by E.L. Konisburg


Sep 11, 2018
01:00 PM until 02:00 PM


On Tuesday, September 11 at 1:00 PM, Chris Jackson, New Horizons’ Book Club facilitator, leads a discussion of the book "From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konisburg.  Open to all adults 55 and over.


12 year old Claudia feels like she is under-appreciated by her parents and decides to run away. Her younger brother, Jamie, comes with her mostly for the adventure.  They take the train from the suburbs of Connecticut to Manhattan and move into the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While staying there, they help solve a mystery about a small statue that may be a lost work of Michelangelo. This gives a purpose not only to the story, but especially to Claudia, who ran away in part to find purpose and meaning.


Children’s books are great for adults to read occasionally - they can tell simple stories that often do a great job of getting to root meanings of life.


Interested parties can stop by New Horizons Senior Center 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd floor, to sign-up, or call 610-664-2366.  Come early, and enjoy a catered lunch provided by Betty the Caterer for only $2.


New Horizons Senior Center, your local community resource for active adults 55 and older, is located in the hub of Narberth, at Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor. Since 1976, New Horizons has been providing a wide array of programs and services to appeal to the interests, talents, and desires of local seniors, keeping them active, engaged, and independent.  New Horizons is open every Monday through Friday, from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. For information, resources and news, visit or call 610-664-2366 to sign up for an upcoming event!




View map New Horizons Senior Center
100 Conway Avenue
2nd Floor
Narberth, PA

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