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.
June: Pieces of Happiness by Anne Ostby
Newly widowed Kat invites four old friends to live on her cocoa plantation in Fiji. Each woman has secrets and issues to resolve, but together they find a new purpose starting a business making chocolate: bittersweet pieces of happiness. The Tuesday discussion will be followed by a short video about Fiji. Part of adult summer reading, Reading Takes You Everywhere.
Join us for a discussion of Pieces of Happiness:
- Tuesday, June 12, 1:00 pm at the library
- Thursday, June 14, 6:30 pm at Jimmy John’s
July: Woolly by Ben Mezrich
Science fiction meets reality in the quest to resurrect the woolly mammoth. The Tuesday discussion will be followed by a short documentary about the woolly mammoth. Part of adult summer reading, Reading Takes You Everywhere.
Join us for a discussion of Woolly:
- Tuesday, July 10, 1:00 pm at the library
- Thursday, July 12, 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.
June: Ghost Country by Patrick Lee
Travis Chase has a piece of impossible technology: a device that opens a doorway to a point 70 years in the future. What Travis finds are the abandoned ruins of our world. He begins a search in hopes of discovering how we end our world – and how we might save it. Part of adult summer reading, Reading Takes You Everywhere. You will order and purchase your own food.
Join us for a discussion of Ghost Country:
- Friday, June 29, 6:00 pm at Hardee’s (913 E. Main St.)
July: Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor
Madeline Maxwell has a dream career as a time-traveling historian. Researchers are under strict orders to observe only. But from her first mission, she sees that time travel is a dangerous activity. Part of adult summer reading, Reading Takes You Everywhere. You will order and purchase your own food.
Join us for a discussion of Just One Damned Thing After Another:
- Friday, July 20, 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.
June: Seeds on Ice by Cary Fowler
Closer to the North Pole than to the Arctic Circle, on a remote island in a Norwegian archipelago, lies a vast global seed bank buried within a frozen mountain. Cary Fowler tells the inside story of how the “doomsday seed vault” came to be. Part of adult summer reading, Reading Takes You Everywhere. You will order and purchase your own food
Join us for the discussion:
- Thursday, June 28, 11:30 am, location to be named
July: Bonereapers by Jeanne Matthews
Hewed out of a frozen mountain six hundred miles from the North Pole, the Doomsday Seed Vault was designed to safeguard the earth’s precious collection of seeds from rising sea levels, hurtling asteroids, nuclear holocaust, and every other conceivable disaster. But no fortress, however remote or carefully constructed, can protect against human corruption and men who have made it their business to gain control of the world’s food supply. Dinah Pelerin had no idea when she left sunny Hawaii on an undercover fact-finding mission to the seed vault that she would get a crash course in the politics of genetic engineering, or that she would become embroiled in the marital troubles of an American presidential candidate and his enigmatic, Norwegian-born wife. Or that a dead body would tumble out of the hotel sauna into her arms. Part of adult summer reading, Reading Takes You Everywhere. You will order and purchase your own food
Join us for the discussion:
- Thursday, July 27, 11:30 am, location to be named