ADULT BOOK CLUBS
Book Club Discussions are open to all, and newcomers are always welcome.
Copies of the books are available on the Hold shelf about one month in advance. Pick up a copy of any discussion book you’d like to read and take it to the Check-Out Desk. Please contact Jane at the Reference Desk (309-343-6118 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about the clubs.
Tuesday/Thursday Book Discussions
The Tuesday Book Club meets at the library the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM. The Thursday Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. The groups read and discuss a novel half the time and a nonfiction work half the time.
February: Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart
Amy Stewart’s novel Girl Waits with Gun is based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs. On Tuesday we’ll talk to the author via Skype first, then discuss the book.
Join us for a discussion of Girl Waits With Gun:
- Tuesday, February 12, 1:00 pm at the library
- Thursday, February 14, 6:30 pm at Jimmy John’s in Galesburg
March: The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was charged with murder. He knew it was a case of mistaken identityand believed the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. With the help of civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in 2015. The Sun Does Shine is a testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times. The Tuesday discussion will be followed by a short video.
Join us for a discussion of The Sun Does Shine:
- Tuesday, March 12, 1:00 pm at the library
- Thursday, March 14, 6:30 pm at Jimmy John’s in Galesburg
Science Fiction/Fantasy Discussion Group
The Tome Raiders Science Fiction/Fantasy Discussion Group meets once a month on a Friday, usually the third of the month.
February: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor is a fantasy novel that reflects the author’s West African and American heritage. You will pay for your own food.
Join us for a discussion of Binti:
- Friday, February 22, 6:00 pm at Hardee’s (913 E. Main St.)
March: Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Lifelong friends reunite after a long separation, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. A chance encounter with a beautiful, sorrowful woman who bears a magical crystal staff drawsthe companions deep into the shadows, forever changing their lives and shaping the fate of the world. No one expected them to be heroes. Least of all, them. A classical work of high fantasy based on Dungeons & Dragons. You will purchase your own food/drink.
Join us for a discussion of Dragons of Autumn Twilight:
- Friday, March 22, 6:00 pm at Hardee’s (913 E. Main St.)
Food for Thought Book Discussions
The Food for Thought discussion group meets seasonally to discuss books about food and the environment. Attendees order and pay for their own lunch.
February: Blackout by Marc Elsberg
When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on, don’t they? But across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electrical grids collapse. Blackout by Marc Elsberg is a terrifyingly plausible disaster thriller. You will pay for your own food.
Join us for the discussion:
- Thurs., February 28, 11:30 am, Craft Butcher and Deli (41 S Seminary)
March: Lights Out by Ted Koppel
In Lights Out, Ted Koppel suggests that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared. You will pay for your own food.
Join us for the discussion:
- Thurs., March 28, 11:30 am, Craft Butcher and Deli (41 S Seminary)