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 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. The groups read and discuss a novel half the time and a nonfiction work half the time.
A young woman leaves everything behind to work as a librarian in a remote French village, where she finds her outlook on life and love challenged in every way. Set against a backdrop of steaming cups of tea, freshly baked cakes, and lovely company, The Awakening of Miss Prim is a distinctive and delightfully entertaining tale of literature, philosophy, and the search for happiness.
Join us for a discussion of The Awakening of Miss Prim:
- Tuesday,, December 8, 1:00 pm
- Thursday, December 10, 6:30 pm
We’ll share hot drinks and treats at the December discussions. If you’d like to bring a treat to share, please do (but it’s not required!).
Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Bill Dedman explores the mysterious life of heiress Huguette Clark in Empty Mansions. The Clark family story spans nearly all of American history in three generations.
Join us upstairs at the library for a discussion of Stuff Matters:
- Tuesday, January 12, 1:00 pm
- Thursday, January 14, 6:30 pm
The Tuesday discussion will be followed at 2:00 pm by a documentary about Huguette Clark.
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.
A devastating flu pandemic ends civilization as we know it. Twenty years later, a small troupe of actors and musicians who call themselves The Traveling Symphony have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who threatens their existence.The story moves back and forth in time, vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic and the strange twist of fate that connects them. Station Eleven is a beautiful novel that mourns and mocks the small things we cherish.
Join us for a discussion of Station Eleven:
- Friday, November 20, at 6:00 pm at Hardee’s (913 E. Main St.)
In this classic fantasy novel, Amber is the one real world and our own Earth is but a Shadow. Carl Corey wakes up in a secluded New York hospital with amnesia. He escapes and discovers the truth piece by piece: he is really Prince Corwin, of Amber. Exiled on Shadow Earth for centuries, the prince is about to return to Amber to make a mad and desperate rush upon the throne.
Join us for a discussion of Nine Princes in Amber:
- Friday, December 18, at 6:00 pm at Hardee’s (913 E. Main St.)
With the long-awaited release of the new movie, the Star Wars franchise is hot hot hot. In The Science of Star Wars, former NASA astrophysicist Jeanne Cavelos examines the scientific possibilities of the fantastical world of Star Wars.
Join us for a discussion of The Science of Star Wars:
- Friday, January 29, at 6:00 pm at Hardee’s (913 E. Main St.)
Food for Thought Book Discussions
The Food for Thought discussion group meets seasonally at En Season Restaurant at the Sustainable Business Center to discuss books about food and the environment.
Attendees order and pay for their own lunch, usually around $8-12 for entree, side, and drink.
En Season Restaurant is closed during the winter.
Food for Thought discussions will resume in March 2016 when the restaurant opens again.