Book Discussions


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
01/19/2019
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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01/22/2019
10:30 AM

Heartland

Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth (2018) • Sarah Smarsh
It’s an uncompromising look at class, identity, and the particular perils of having less in a country known for its excess. 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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02/06/2019
2:00 PM

Let's Talk About It! Sci Fi

What kind of books do you like to read? Do you especially enjoy a certain type, but you’re tired of online conversations about books? If so, come to the Library to talk to people who love to read what you love to read. During the month of February, library staff members are leading conversations about Sci Fi, Romance, Cookbooks and Mysteries–each in one afternoon and one evening session. First up will be Sci Fi on Wednesday, February 6 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 pm. Bring a list of your favorite titles. It’s free and no sign-up is needed.

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02/13/2019
2:00 PM

Let's Talk About It! Romance

What kind of books do you like to read? Do you especially enjoy a certain type, but you’re tired of online conversations about books? If so, come to the Library to talk to people who love to read what you love to read. During the month of February, library staff members are leading conversations about Sci Fi, Romance, Cookbooks and Mysteries–each in one afternoon and one evening session. This week the topic will be Romance novels on Wednesday, February 13 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, February 14 at 7:30 pm. Bring a list of your favorite titles. It’s free and no sign-up is needed.

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02/20/2019
2:00 PM

Let's Talk About It! Cookbooks

What kind of books do you like to read? Do you especially enjoy a certain type, but you’re tired of online conversations about books? If so, come to the Library to talk to people who love to read what you love to read. During the month of February, library staff members will lead conversations about Sci Fi, Romance, Cookbooks and Mysteries–each in one afternoon and one evening session. This week the focus will be on cookbooks on Wednesday, February 20 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 pm. Bring a list of your favorite titles. It’s free and no sign-up is needed.

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02/24/2019
2:00 PM

What Should We Read Next?

Whether you are a member of a book group, or just a passionate reader, you won’t want to miss this program! Carol Fitzgerald, a publishing insider will discuss winter and spring books (and the stories behind them), recommend authors not to miss, and suggest titles that will work well for book groups. This presentation is sure to give you ideas for your “to be read” pile. Some of the featured titles will be door prizes!  Ms. Fitzgerald is the President of The Book Report Network–a group of internet sites about books and authors that have become the gathering places for a large and devoted community of book lovers since 1996. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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02/26/2019
10:30 AM

Of Monkey Bridges and Bánh Mì Sandwiches

Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
Of Monkey Bridges and Bánh Mì Sandwiches: from Sài Gòn to Texas (2018) • Oanh Ngo Usadi.
In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, a young girl and her family were exiled from Saigon to the countryside of Vietnam and ultimately escaped to a small town in Texas. Part travelogue, part family drama, this immigrant memoir will make you laugh, cry, and hungry all at the same time. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

 

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02/27/2019
2:00 PM

Let's Talk About It! Mysteries

What kind of books do you like to read? Do you especially enjoy a certain type, but you’re tired of online conversations about books? If so, come to the Library to talk to people who love to read what you love to read. During the month of February, library staff members are leading conversations about Sci Fi, Romance, Cookbooks and Mysteries–each in one afternoon and one evening session. This week, we’ll talk about mysteries on Wednesday, February 27 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 pm. Bring a list of your favorite titles. It’s free and no sign-up is needed.

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