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 email@example.com) 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.
August: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
In Phaedra Patrick’s novel The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, Arthur finds a charm bracelet on the anniversary of his wife’s death that takes him on an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met.
Join us for a discussion of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper:
- Thursday, August 9, 6:30 pm at Jimmy John’s
- Tuesday, August 14, 1:00 pm at 2321 N. Broad
(meet at the Reference Desk at 12:45 pm if you’d like to carpool)
September: A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold
In A Mother’s Reckoning, Sue Klebold, the mother of one of the Columbine High School shooters, chronicles her journey as a mother in the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress.
Join us for a discussion of A Mother’s Reckoning:
- Tuesday, September 11, 1:00 pm at the library
- Thursday, September 13, 6:30 pm at Jimmy John’s
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.
August: The House With a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
This haunting gothic tale comes out as a movie starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black in September. You will order and purchase your own food.
Join us for a discussion of The House With a Clock in Its Walls:
- Friday, August 31, 6:00 pm at Hardee’s (913 E. Main St.)
September: The Curse of Jacob Tracy by Holly Messinger
In The Curse of Jacob Tracy by Holly Messinger, St. Louis in 1880 is full of ghosts – mangled soldiers, tortured slaves, the innocent victims of war – and Jacob Tracy can see them all. You will order and purchase your own food.
Join us for a discussion of The Curse of Jacob Tracy:
- Friday, September 21, 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. We have been meeting at En Season, but since it has now closed we are seeking a new venue. Attendees order and pay for their own lunch.
August: A Sandy County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, first published in 1949, is a landmark in the American conservation movement. You will order and purchase your own food.
Join us for the discussion:
- Thursday, August 23, 11:30 am, location to be named
September: Driftless by David Rhodes
Discussion of Driftless by David Rhodes, about a small town in Wisconsin left behind by the march of time. You will order and purchase your own food
Join us for the discussion:
- Thursday, September 27, 11:30 am, location to be named