ADULT BOOK CLUBS
Book Club Discussions are open to all, and newcomers are always welcome. Copies of the books are available at the Check-Out Desk about one month in advance. 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 at the Beanhive Coffeehouse (124 E. Simmons St.). The groups read and discuss a novel half the time and a nonfiction work half the time.
December book: The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns by Margaret Dilloway
Roses are Galilee Garner’s passion. Her dream is to win a major rose competition and have her version of the bloom sold in the commercial market. She
carefully manages the kidney failure she’s had since childhood, going to dialysis ar night and teaching high school biology during the day. The routine leaves little room for relationships. Then one afternoon, Riley, the teen-aged daughter of her estranged sister, arrives unannounced to live with her, turning her orderly existence upside down. Suddenly forced to adjust to each other’s worlds, both will discover a resilience they never knew they had and a bond they never knew they needed.
Join us for a discussion of The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns:
Tuesday, December 10, at 1:00 pm at the library
Thursday, December 12, at 6:30 pm at the Beanhive Coffeehouse
The Tuesday discussion will be followed at 2:00 pm by a telephone conversation with author Margaret Dilloway.
If you’d like, bring a holiday treat to share at either discussion.
Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Discussion
The Tome Raiders science fiction/fantasy discussion group meets once a month on a Friday, usually the third of the month, at Stone Alley Books & Collectibles (238 E. Main St.). Adults and teens are welcome.
December book: The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Princess Bride is a true fantasy classic. William Goldman describes it as a “good parts version” of “S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure.” Morgenstern’s original was filled with details of Florinese history, court etiquette, and Mrs. Morgenstern’s mostly complimentary views of the text. Much admired by academics, the “Classic Tale” nonetheless obscured what Mr. Goldman feels is a story that has everything: “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.”
Join us for a discussion of The Princess Bride:
Friday, December 13, at 6:00 pm at Stone Alley Books
Join us at the library on December 2 at 6:00 pm for a showing of the movie version, which celebrates 25 years in 2013.