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.
September: Trooper by Forrest Bryant Johnson
One beautiful summer day in 1987, desert tour guide Forrest Johnson heard cries of distress. He came upon an orphaned bobcat kitten, desperately in need of help. Forrest took his new feline friend home for a night. That night turned into two nights, a week, and eventually nineteen years. The Tuesday discussion will be followed by a short video.
Join us for a discussion of Trooper:
- Tuesday, September 10, 1:00 pm (at the library)
- Thursday, September 12, 6:30 pm (at Jimmy’s Pizza)
October: Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen
Harry works for the US Forest Service. When his wife suddenly dies, he is unable to cope. He quits his job and makes his way to the remote woods of Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, determined to lose himself. But fate intervenes in the form of a determined girl named Oriana. Harry’s Trees is an uplifting story about the redeeming power of friendship and the magic to be found in life’s surprising adventures.
Join us for a discussion of Harry’s Trees:
- Tuesday, October 8, 1:00 pm (at the library)
- Thursday, October 10, 6:30 pm (at Jimmy’s Pizza)
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.
September: Silverlock by John Myers Myers
While on a sea voyage, a ship named Naglfar founders. One passenger, A. Clarence Shandon (M.B.A., Wisconsin), is washed ashore in a fictional land known as The Commonwealth of Letters. He is befriended by Golias, who nicknames him Silverlock and becomes his guide. Silverlock and Golias encounter figures from history, literature and mythology.
You will purchase your own food/drink.
Join us for a discussion of Silverlock:
- Friday, September 27, 6:00 pm at Hardee’s (913 E. Main St.)
October: One Way by S. J. Morden
Stranded on Mars with seven other convicts, one man must fight for survival on a planet where everyone’s a killer. Copies are also available for checkout.
You will purchase your own food/drink.
Join us for a discussion of One Way:
- Friday, October 25, 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.
September: Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes.
You will pay for your own food.
Join us for a discussion of Death and Life of the Great Lakes:
- Thurs., September 19, 11:30 am, Craft Butcher and Deli (41 S Seminary)
October: The End of Ice by Dahr Jamail
After a decade overseas as a war reporter, Jamail returned to America to renew his passion for mountaineering. He found that the slopes he had once climbed had been irrevocably changed by climate disruption. In response, he embarked on a journey to discover the consequences of the loss of ice to nature and to humans. You will pay for your own food.
Join us for a discussion of The End of Ice:
- Thurs., October 17, 11:30 am, Craft Butcher and Deli (41 S Seminary)
Buzzwords is designed for people over 21 and under 40, but it is open to anyone. Attendees order and pay for their own food/drink.
October: Columbine by Dave Cullen
Dave Cullen’s Columbine is the definitive account of the Columbine massacre, its aftermath, and its significance, from the acclaimed journalist who followed the story from the outset. You will pay for your own food.
Join us for a discussion of Columbine:
- Thurs., October 17, 5:30 pm, Knox County Brewing Co (2900 W Main St)