Do you ever feel let down after you finish a book because you just had an amazing reading experience that no one else can appreciate? Do you often wish you could share your thoughts about the characters or the story with people who actually know what you’re talking about? If so, you should check out one of our many book clubs here at the Library. Discover new books and authors while meeting others who enjoy reading as much as you do!
Book clubs meet regularly each month and you don’t need to sign up ahead of time. Just stop by the Adult Services Desk at the Main Library to pick up copies of the books being discussed each month. Books will be available to check out the month before each discussion.
Meets the first Thursday of each month.
Thursday, February 6th @ 7pm (Harnish)
by Eleanor Brown
When three sisters gather to care for their mother we are treated to the hilarious and thought provoking complications of sisters who love each other fiercely but don’t like each other much.
Meets the first Friday of each month.
Friday, February 7th @ 1:30 pm (Harnish)
The Flight of Gemma Hardy
by Margot Livesey
In this modern retelling of Jan Eyre, Gemma Hardy, a brilliant and determined young woman, accepts a position as an au pair on the remote Orkney Islands, where she faces her biggest challenge yet.
Meets the third Thursday of each month.
Thursday, January 16th @ 7pm (Harnish)
by Erik Larson
Erik Larson, author of Devil in the White City, tells the fascinating story of another up and coming city – Galvaston, Texas. At the turn of the century, Galvaston was poised to become the New York of the Gulf until the deadliest hurricane in our nation’s history destroys everything.
Thursday, February 20th @ 7pm (Harnish)
Beneath a Marble Sky
by John Shors
A novel of the Taj Mahal. the story of the princess whose tomb became a world of wonder.
A new book club for adults who love to read Young Adult literature.
Meets the second Monday of the the month.
Monday, January 13th @ 7pm (Harnish)
The Future of Us
by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
Set in the year 1996, best friends Josh and Emma discover their future selves on a mysterious web site called Facebook. Does knowing the future change it?
Classics Book Club:
Meets the third Wednesday of the month.
Wednesday, January 15th @ 7pm (Harnish)
by Henry James
Lambert Strether has one job. Bring Mrs. Newsome’s wayward son Chad back home to America from Paris. Yet, as Lambert is seduced by the city and the mysterious Madame de Vionnet, he may never want to leave himself.
Wednesday, February 19th @ 7 pm (Harnish)
by Geoffrey Chaucer
On a pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas à Becket in Canterbury, travelers entertain themselves by telling stories ranging in genre from fable, to romance, to bawdy comedy in 13th century England.