Afternoon Book Club: 2 a.m. at The Cat’s Pajamas

Wednesday, December 15th at 2:30 pm

All are welcome to join us for an afternoon book discussion!  We’ll be sipping cocoa and chatting about Marie-Helene Bertino’s debut novel 2 a.m. at The Cat’s Pajamas.  This book meets the 2021 Reading Challenge for December of a Book Recommended by a Librarian.  Books will be available for checkout beginning Tuesday, November 23.  Please call the library at 620-221-4470 or click here to register.

2 a.m. at The Cat’s Pajamas has a 3.45 rating on goodreads, and is 272 pages.


Madeleine Altimari is a smart-mouthed, precocious nine-year-old and an aspiring jazz singer. As she mourns the recent death of her mother, she doesn’t realize that on Christmas Eve she is about to have the most extraordinary day—and night—of her life. After bravely facing down mean-spirited classmates and rejection at school, Madeleine doggedly searches for Philadelphia’s legendary jazz club The Cat’s Pajamas, where she’s determined to make her on-stage debut. On the same day, her fifth grade teacher Sarina Greene, who’s just moved back to Philly after a divorce, is nervously looking forward to a dinner party that will reunite her with an old high school crush, afraid to hope that sparks might fly again. And across town at The Cat’s Pajamas, club owner Lorca discovers that his beloved haunt may have to close forever, unless someone can find a way to quickly raise the $30,000 that would save it.

As these three lost souls search for love, music and hope on the snow-covered streets of Philadelphia, together they will discover life’s endless possibilities over the course of one magical night. A vivacious, charming and moving debut, 2 Am At The Cat’s Pajamas will capture your heart and have you laughing out loud.