Library Book Club

Library Book Club

Every Fourth Wednesday at 1:30 pm and Fourth Thursday at 6:00 pm.  Both meet in the Library Foyer.

Come join your fellow community members for a lively discussion of both classic works and modern masterpieces.

Unless otherwise noted, a limited number of book club reading copies will be available for checkout from the circulation desk about a month prior to the meeting.

Schedule


September 19, 2019—The Grapes of Wrath
October 24, 2019—The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
November 20 & 21, 2019—Hard Times
No book club in December
January 22 & 23, 2020—Eat, Pray, Love
February 26 & 27, 2020—Peter Pan*
March 25 & 26, 2020—The Kite Runner
April 22 & 23, 2020—Whirligig
May 27 & 28, 2020—The Glass Castle
June 24 & 25, 2020—Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
July 22 & 23, 2020—Artemis Fowl

*Our 2020 On the Same Page community reads book

Reading List


 

September 19, 2019

The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck

First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads…

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October 24, 2019

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of…

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November 20 and 11, 2019

Hard Times
by Charles Dickens

Published in 1854, the story concerns one Thomas Gradgrind, a “fanatic of the demonstrable fact,” who raises his children, Tom and Louisa, in a stifling and arid…

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January 22 & 23, 2020

Eat, Pray, Love
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She had everything an educated, ambitious American woman was…

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February 26 & 27, 2020

Peter Pan
by J.M. Barrie

Peter Pan, the mischievous boy who refuses to grow up, lands in the Darling’s proper middle-class home to look for…

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March 25 & 26, 2020

The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini

Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and…

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April 22 & 23, 2020

Whirligig
by Paul Fleischman

When sixteen-year-old Brent Bishop inadvertently causes the death of a young woman, he is sent on an unusual journey of…

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May 27 & 28, 2020

The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four…

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June 24 & 25, 2020

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
by Liesl Shurtliff

In a magic kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone’s joke. But when he finds…

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July 22 & 23, 2020

Artemis Fowl
by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl. You’ve probably heard the name. If Internet rumours are to be believed, he’s responsible for every major crime of …

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