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Evening Book Discussion Group

July 27th, 2018 · No Comments · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, News, Newsletter, Trustees


Our Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group has made their reading list and checked it twice!  Here’s the scoop on what the Evening Book Group has chosen to read this year.  As always, their choices cover an interesting and wide range of reading material.  This book discussion group meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 PM in our cozy Hunt Room. Everyone is welcome to join, or you can “read along” on your own if you can’t make it to the meetings.  Most of these books are also available as audio-books or downloadable eBooks, so you have several options for enjoying these titles.  Please call the Information Desk at 624-6550 at ext. 3320 for more information.  The sign-ups and discussion books are kept at the circulation desk of the main library.

Lastly, to find out more about upcoming book club meetings, check out the scheduled readings and discussion dates on our new Book Discussions page. Or click on the link for “Book Discussions” under “Find” in the Site Navigation menu.

Sept. 13, 2018
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Manchester’s One Book, One City selection follows a young couple who use magic doors to escape an unnamed city beset by bombings and militants and get caught up in the modern- day refugee crisis.


Oct. 11, 2018
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Presents a true account of the early 20th century murders of members of the wealthy Osage tribe and law enforcement officials and highlights a chilling conspiracy uncovered by the fledging FBI.


Nov. 8, 2018
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
In this novel Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced by the Bolsheviks to house arrest in a grand hotel in early 20th century Moscow.


Dec. 13, 2018
A Piece of the World by Christine Baker Kline
Interweaves fact and fiction in a novel about the woman who inspired Andrew Wyeth’s famous painting Christina’s World.


Jan 10, 2019
Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Death and Surprising Afterlives of our Nation’s Leaders by Brady Carlson
Author takes readers on a funny and entertaining trip to gravesites, monuments and memorials and explores the death stories of our greatest leaders.


Feb. 14, 2019
Half-Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls
Walls, author of The Glass Castle, based this novel on the life of her grandmother, who grew up on the ranges of the Southwest in the early 1900s.


Mar. 14, 2019
1984 by George Orwell
Imagines life in a totalitarian regime where Big Brother is listening.  The New York Times calls this classic a must read for modern- day America.


April 11, 2019
Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
During World War I women working in military factories fell mysteriously and often fatally ill from the effects of a new substance called radium.  Highlights one of America’s biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights.


May 9, 2019
American Marriage by Tayari Jones
How the marriage of Celestial and Roy is affected when Roy is sent to prison for a crime they both know he didn’t commit.

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