Our Library Hosts Two Monthly Book Clubs
There are currently no openings in either Book Clubs, however, check back after the 2019 book selections are posted for possible waiting list. Copies kept behind the front desk.
Evening Book Club meets from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm on the first Monday every month (unless a Holiday).
Monday, April 1, 2019 Evening Book Club selection is Warlight by Michael Ondaatje and available for check out at the front desk.
Warlight begins as Nathaniel’s story. He is 14 and living with his parents and 16-year-old sister Rachel. It is 1945, the war has just ended, and the parents announce they are heading to Singapore.
The siblings are distressed at being left to enter British boarding schools, but more distressed at being left in the care of a very odd family friend, a man they privately refer to as “The Moth.” The adventures that follow for Nathaniel are triggered both by hormones and by finding, with his sister, their mother’s full, unsent trunk in the basement.
Next selection on Monday, May 6, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Here are two sisters: One trades self-respect for a wealthy husband while the other finds in the pages of a book a kindred spirit who changes her life. A grown daughter longs for mother love even as she comes to accept her mother’s happiness in a foreign country; and the adult Lucy Barton (the heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton ) returns to visit her siblings after seventeen years of absence.
Reverberating with the deep bonds of family, and the hope that comes with reconciliation.
The Afternoon Book Club meets from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday every month.
Thursday, April 18, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completly Fine by Gail Honeyman
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. Everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.
And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.