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

10/24/2017
10:30 AM

Born a Crime

Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
Born A Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood (2016) • Trevor Noah
The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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11/04/2017
10:30 AM

Just Kids

Saturday Samplers
Just Kids (2010) • Patti Smith
The legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. No sign-up is needed. Just come! [Please note new start time.]

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11/28/2017
10:30 AM

Priestdaddy

Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
Priestdaddy: A Memoir (2017) • Patricia Lockwood
When the 30-year-old author moves back in with her parents, husband in tow, she must learn to live again with her family’s simmering madness and to reckon with the dark side of a childhood spent in the bosom of the Catholic Church. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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12/09/2017
10:30 AM

The Snail-Watcher and Other Stories

Saturday Samplers
The Snail-Watcher and Other Stories (1970) • Patricia Highsmith
Eleven extraordinary stories by a master of psychological suspense.
No sign-up is needed. Just come! [Please note start time.]

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01/13/2018
10:30 AM

Fifty Book Challenge

booksstackxxJoin our challenge to read fifty books in a year. The group meets several times a year for reading suggestions, feedback and refreshments. Link here to our 50 Book Challenge resources. New members are always welcome. Free. Click here to email Pat Kennedy-Grant to receive meeting reminders and other information.

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02/03/2018
10:30 AM

Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted

Saturday Samplers
Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted” (2011) • Justin Martin
Best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York’s Central Park to Boston’s Emerald Necklace to Stanford University’s campus, Olmsted was also an influential journalist, early voice for the environment, and abolitionist credited with helping dissuade England from joining the South in the Civil War. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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03/03/2018
10:30 AM

Lincoln in the Bardo

Saturday Samplers
Lincoln in the Bardo (2017) • George Saunders
The captivating first novel by the best-selling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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