Book Clubs

Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Club for Adults

2017-2018

Daytime Meeting: We meet on the second Tuesday of each month (November-June) at 2 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.

Evening Meeting: 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: The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner

October: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

November: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

December: The Widower’s Wife by Cate Holahan

January: LaRose by Louise Erdrich

February: The Loved Ones by Sonya Chung

March: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

April: The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

May: Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

June: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan 

 

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

November 2 – Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

January 4 – Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

March 1 – Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

May 3 – The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

 

Q(ueer) & A(llies) Book Club for Teens Grades 9-12

2018

This book club typically meets the 4th Thursday of the month to discuss novels that feature main characters who consider themselves part of the LGBTQIA (queer) community.  Books are selected by the attendees (culled from a wider list generated by Assistant Director, Rebecca Meehan). It’s not essential that attendees read the book in order to attend the program (but, you know, try.)  Many great book discussions are inspired by the book, but then naturally evolve into other related topics.

May 24 – Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

July 26 – The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

September 27 – Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

November 15 (early meeting) – Carry On: The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow by Rainbow Rowell

 

BookEaters

2018