Book Groups for Adults

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”

~ Dr. Seuss

 

Fiction Book Group

Join us for our fiction book group at the Main Library on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm or the following Thursday at 10:00am. Our current six-month theme is espionage. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk at the Main Library. You can view our past book group selections here. We can't wait to see you.
DateBook
October 19 & 20The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
November 16 & 17Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon
December 21 & 22 Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
January 18 & 19Bloodmoney by David Ignatius
February 15 & 16All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer
March 15 & 16 Swimmer by Joakim Zander

 

Narrative Non-Fiction Book Group

Consider this your invitation to read and discuss Narrative Nonfiction. We will not be reading cookbooks (though there may be a recipe or two.) No self-improvement books, though you may find yourself changed for the better. We will be reading across the genres of nonfiction, from history to adventure, memoir/biography and beyond with books that read like a novel. You can view past book group selections here. Led by reference librarian Faith Lee, we meet on the first Thursday of the month at 10:00AM in the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room at the Main Library. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk at the Main Library. We can't wait to see you.

DateBook
October 6In Cold Blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences by Truman Capote
November 3Behind the Beautiful Forevers: life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity by Katherine Boo
December 1Seabiscuit: an American legend by Laura Hillenbrand
January 5Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: a Savannah story by John Berendt
February 2In the Heart of the Sea: the tragedy of the whaleship Essex by Nathanial Philbrick
March 2Unbowed: a memoir by Wangari Maathai

The Fact & Fiction Book Discussion Group

This book club reads one book a month with discussions led by East Branch Librarian, Meg Borden. One month Meg will lead a discussion of a great novel and the next month, a work of nonfiction.   They meet at a cozy table overlooking the pond at the East Branch (310 East Falmouth Highway, East Falmouth) on the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM.  New members are always welcome.  Great books, a great view and a great discussion.

Poetry Discussion Group, facilitated by Alice Kociemba, Founding Director, Calliope Poetry for Community

Led by local, published poet Alice Kociemba, this discussion group began as a three-week program in 2009 when the town-wide read was An Invitation to Poetry, edited by Robert Pinsky.  It turned out to be such a success that nobody wanted to stop!  Alice generously agreed to continue volunteering her time leading monthly discussions and helping readers to fully enjoy poetry.  Each discussion focuses on a great poet, such as Robert Frost, Langston Hughes or Mary Oliver.

The Poetry Discussion Group meets the first Friday of the month at the Main Library, in the Trustees Room, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM.  Please bring twelve copies of two poems by the selected poet.  New members are always welcome.

 

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