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.
November: Reading with Patrick by Michelle Kuo
In Reading with Patrick, author Michelle Kuo, the child of Taiwanese immigrants and a Teach for America volunteer, shares the story of her complicated but rewarding mentorship of one student, Patrick Browning, and his remarkable literary and personal awakening.
Join us for a discussion of Reading with Patrick:
- Thursday, November 8, 6:30 pm at Jimmy John’s
- Tuesday, November 13, 1:00 pm at the library
December: How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry
How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry tells the enchanting story of a bookshop, its grieving owner, a supportive literary community, and the extraordinary power of books to heal the heart.
If you like, bring a treat to share to the Tuesday session. Hot drinks will be provided.
Join us for a discussion of How to Find Love in a Bookshop:
- Tuesday, December 11, 1:00 pm at the library
- Thursday, December 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.
October: At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror by H.P. Lovecraft
Just in time for Halloween, we’ll discuss At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror by H.P. Lovecraft – classic stories from one of the most influential writers of horror. You will order andpurchase your own food.
Join us for a discussion of At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror:
- Friday, October 26, 6:00 pm at Hardee’s (913 E. Main St.)
November: Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero is a sendup of Scooby Doo in which four teenaged detectives and a dog solve a mystery in 1977 and are still dealing with the fallout as adults in 1990. You will purchase your own food.
Join us for a discussion of Meddling Kids:
- Friday, November 16, 6:00 pm at Hardee’s (913 E. Main St.)
December: Crosstalk by Connie Willis
In a not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure that has been promised to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. But when Briddey and her fiancé undergo the procedure, the results aren’t quite as expected. Instead of gaining an increased empathetic link with her fiancé, Briddey finds herself hearing the actual thoughts of the nerdiest techs in her office. And that’s the least of her problems.
Join us for a discussion of Crosstalk:
- Friday, December 14, 6:00 pm at a private home; contact Jane at the library for the address
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.
October: Saving Tarboo Creek by Scott Freeman and Susan Leopold Freeman
Saving Tarboo Creek by Scott Freeman and Susan Leopold Freeman is the story of one family trying
to restore a damaged creek in Washington State following the land ethics of Susan’s grandfather, Aldo Leopold. You will order and purchase your own food.
Join us for the discussion:
- Thurs., Oct. 18, 11:30 am, Craft Butcher and Deli (41 S Seminary)
November: Whitewash by Carey Gillam
In Whitewash, veteran journalist Carey Gillam researches Monsanto’s Roundup and uncovers one of the most controversial stories in the history of food and agriculture, exposing new evidence ofcorporate influence. You will order and purchase your own food
Join us for the discussion:
- Thurs., Nov. 29, 11:00 am, Craft Butcher and Deli (41 S Seminary)
Please note the new time!
Food for Thought will resume meeting in February 2019.