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. The groups read and discuss a novel half the time and a nonfiction work half the time.
Raised by a child psychologist who was himself the author of numerous self-help books, as an adult
Jessica Lamb-Shapiro found herself both repelled and fascinated by the industry. Did all of these books, tapes, weekend seminars, groups, posters, t-shirts and trinkets really help anybody? Her book Promise Land is an irreverent tour through the vast and strange reaches of the world of self-help.
Join us for a discussion of Promise Land:
- Tuesday, January 13 at 1:00 pm upstairs at the library
- Thursday, January 15, at 6:30 pm at the library
(Please note, this is the third Thursday, not the second)
The Tuesday discussion will be followed at 2:00 pm by a viewing of the ultimate self-help musical, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (©MGM, 121 minutes). Copies of the book will be available at the Check-Out Desk about one month in advance.
A tough-minded doctor risks everything to save the life of a hunted child in this majestic debut novel about love, loss, and the unexpected ties that bind us together.
Author Anthony Marra transports us to a snow-covered village in Chechnya where an 8-year-old watches from the woods as her father is abducted by Russian soldiers.
Join us for a discussion of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena:
- Tuesday, February 10, at 1:00 pm upstairs at the library
- Thursday, February 12, at 6:30 pm at the library
Author Anthony Marra will join us by phone at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 10, after the discussion.
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.
January book: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining. Oryx and Crake was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2003.
Join us for a discussion of Oryx and Crake:
Friday, January 23, at 6:00 pm at Hardee’s (913 E. Main St.)
(Please note, this is the fourth Friday, not the third)
For years, Old Gregory has been the “Spook” for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried—some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Only Thomas Ward is left. He’s the last hope, the last apprentice.
Join us for a discussion:
Friday, February 21 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 Cafe at the Sustainable Business Center. The next discussion will be in February or March of 2015.
Located at Galesburg’s Sustainable Business Center, En Season Café serves locally-grown food with an ever-changing lunch menu depending on what is in season. Entree, side dish, and drink are a flat $10 for the book club. There will be vegetarian options.
Copies of the discussion books are available at the library’s Check-Out Desk about one month in advance.