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

04/23/2019
10:30 AM

The Girl With Seven Names

Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story (2015) • Hyeonseo Lee
 An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture and repatriation and to guide her family to freedom. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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04/27/2019
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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05/04/2019
3:30 PM

The Library Book

Saturday Samplers
The Library Book (2018) • Susan Orlean
Susan Orlean chronicles the Los Angeles Public Library fire in 1986 which consumed 400,000 books and damaged 700,000 more. She delves into its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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05/15/2019
2:00 PM

Let's Talk About It: MYSTERIES

If you are a fan of mysteries, join us to talk to people of like mind. Come share your favorite titles and get some great reading suggestions from others. Analyze characters; talk about the authors you like best and why; discuss what goes into concocting a thrilling and successful story. Light refreshments will be served. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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05/28/2019
10:30 AM

The Blue Jay's Dance

Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
The Blue Jay’s Dance: A Birth Year (2018) • Louise Erdrich
The first major work of nonfiction by the author of such classics as Love Medicine and The Plague of Doves, The Blue Jay’s Dance is, in the words of the New York Times Book Review, an “observant, tender, and honest” meditation on the experience of motherhood. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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06/01/2019
3:30 PM

There There

Saturday Samplers
There There (2018) • Tommy Orange
Tommy Orange writes of the urban Native American, the Native American in the city, in a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide.

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06/25/2019
10:30 AM

Famous Father Girl

Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein (2018) • Jamie Bernstein
The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir  Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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