Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Club for Adults

2016-2017

We meet on the third Wednesday of each month (September-June) at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted on the Library’s Events Calendar. In case of a library closure (due to inclement weather or other emergency) on one of our meeting nights, we discuss that evening’s book in conjunction with the next book at the next meeting.

September- Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

October- This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! By Jonathan Evison

November- Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott

December- The Green Road by Anne Enright

January- The Mare by Mary Gaitskill

February- Dietland by Sarai Walker

March- The Do-Right by Lisa Sandlin

April- The Given World by Marian Palaia

May- A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell

June- The Prize by Jill Bialosky

 

Social Justice Book Club: For Adults and Teens

2017 – 2018

This book club meets the first Thursday of every other month to discuss both fiction and nonfiction books that explore the ideas around race, gender, immigration, poverty and criminal justice. We meet at the library’s temporary location at 36 Cummings Park at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted on the Library’s Events Calendar. In case of a library closure (due to inclement weather or other emergency) on one of our meeting nights, we discuss that evening’s book in conjunction with the next book at the next meeting.

September 7 – There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration by Ali Noorani