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

10:30 AM

The Choice: Embrace the Possible

Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
The Choice: Embrace the Possible (2017) •  Edith Eva Eger
It’s 1944 and sixteen-year-old ballerina and gymnast Edith Eger is sent to Auschwitz. Separated from her parents on arrival, she endures unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. When the camp is finally liberated, she is pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

3:30 PM

An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic

Saturday Samplers
An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic (2017) • Daniel Mendelsohn
This a deeply moving tale of a father and son’s transformative journey in reading–and reliving–Homer’s epic masterpiece. Free. No sign-up is needed.

3:30 PM

The Things They Carried

Saturday Samplers
The Things They Carried (1998) • Tim O’Brien
In this, O’Brien’s second work of fiction about Vietnam, his unique artistic vision is again clearly demonstrated. Neither a novel nor a short story collection, it is an arc of fictional episodes, taking place in the childhoods of its characters, in the jungles of Vietnam and back home in America two decades later. Free. No sign-up is needed.