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.
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
January: Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
From the beet fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California, employers have discovered a low-cost labor pool made up of transient older adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads.
Join us for a discussion of Nomadland:
- Tuesday, January 8, 1:00 pm at the library
- Thursday, January 10, 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.
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
January: The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
One of Isaac Asimov’s masterpieces, The End of Eternity is widely regarded as Asimov’s single bestscience fiction novel and one every sci-fi fan should read. You will purchase your own food.
Join us for a discussion of The End of Eternity:
- Friday, January 18, 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.
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.