We are happy to host a number of regular book groups, and keep plenty copies of the selected titles behind the circulation desk in the weeks before meetings. Pick one up! For questions or registration when required, call us at 508-476-2695.
The Intrepid Readers meet the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm to discuss a book of their choosing over homemade refreshments inspired by the title. New members are always welcome!
The next meeting is April 9 and the book is Moloka’i by Alan Brennert.
This richly imagined novel, set in Hawai’i more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a little-known time and place—and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit.
Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin, and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka’i. Here her life is supposed to end—but instead she discovers it is only just beginning. -Goodreads
Greatest Book Club Ever
The Greatest Book Club Ever meets every month on the first Thursday at 6:30pm to discuss books that have been adapted into movies over powerful pots of coffee.
The next meeting is April 4 and the book is Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.
“When her daughter Bee claims a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for perfect grades, Bernadette, a fiercely intelligent shut-in, throws herself into preparations for the trip. But worn down by years of trying to live the Seattle life she never wanted, Ms. Fox is on the brink of a meltdown. And after a school fundraiser goes disastrously awry at her hands, she disappears, leaving her family to pick up the pieces–which is exactly what Bee does, weaving together an elaborate web of emails, invoices, and school memos that reveals a secret past Bernadette has been hiding for decades. Where’d You Go Bernadette is an ingenious and unabashedly entertaining novel about a family coming to terms with who they are and the power of a daughter’s love for her mother.” -Goodreads
The Book Bunch
The Book Bunch is for kids in grades 3-5 and meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6pm. Participants enjoy cookies & milk, a brief discussion, and an activity related to the book. Please call the library to register so we can have adequate snacks and materials on hand.
The next meeting is March 28 and the book is The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle by Christina Uss.
“Introverted Bicycle has lived most of her life at the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.C. When her guardian, Sister Wanda, announces that Bicycle is going to attend a camp where she will learn to make friends, Bicycle says no way and sets off on her bike for San Francisco to meet her idol, a famous cyclist, certain he will be her first true friend. Who knew that a ghost would haunt her handlebars and that she would have to contend with bike-hating dogs, a bike-loving horse, bike-crushing pigs, and a mysterious lady dressed in black. Over the uphills and downhills of her journey, Bicycle discovers that friends are not such a bad thing to have after all, and that a dozen cookies really can solve most problems.” – Goodreads
The Young Readers Club
Kids in grades 6-8 are invited to join this group which meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6pm. Refreshments are provided, so please call the library to register so we know how many snacks will be adequate. Participants get to choose the next month’s book.
The next meeting is March 14 and the book is The Explorer by Katherine Rundell.
Left stranded in the Amazon jungle when their plane crashes on their way back to England from Manaus, Brazil, four children struggle to survive for days until one of them finds a map that leads them to a ruined city and a secret hidden among the vines.
Senior Center Book Club
This group meets at the Senior Center roughly every other month after having read the selected book to view the film adapted from the title and discuss both the book and film over lunch. Copies of the book can be picked up at the Library or Senior Center.
The next meeting is April 17 at 10:30am and the selected book is Lie of Pi by Yann Martel.
Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. -Goodreads
Good books to not invite unanimity. They invite discord, mayhem, knife fights, blood feuds.”