Book Discussions

Our animated discussions of current and classic books are for adults. New members are always welcome. No sign-up is necessary. Just come! Use the catalog search link above to reserve a copy or read book reviews.

Upcoming Events

10/23/2018
10:30 AM

In Search of Mary Shelley

Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein (2018) • Fiona Sampson
Sampson has written a book that finally answers the question of how it was that a nineteen-year-old came to write a novel so dark, mysterious, anguished, and psychologically astute that it continues to resonate two centuries later. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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11/03/2018
3:30 PM

The Radium Girls

Saturday Samplers
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women (2017) • Kate Moore
This book illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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11/27/2018
10:30 AM

The Girl Who Smiled Beads

Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After (2018) • Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
This is the story of Clemantine Wamariya, who, in 1994, fled the Rwandan massacre with her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries, searching for safety. The book captures the true costs and aftershocks of war: what is forever destroyed; and what can be repaired. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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12/08/2018
3:30 PM

Beloved

Saturday Samplers
Beloved (1987) • Toni Morrison
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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02/02/2019
3:30 PM

Warlight

Saturday Samplers
Warlight  (2018) • Michael Ondaatje
A vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire set in 1945, when London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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