Book Groups for Adults

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

~ Dr. Seuss

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Books on the Half Shell Book Group

Update: due to measures taken to stop the spread of COVID-19, our building is closed to the public, and programs have been put on hold for now. All meetings are canceled. We hope to move online in the near future.
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Narrative Non-Fiction Book Group

Update: due to measures taken to stop the spread of COVID-19, the library is temporarily closed to the public, and programs have been put on hold for now. The March through June meetings were canceled. The July meeting will be held on Google Meet. If you would like to take part, email the reference department at info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. For current information, check the online event calendar at http://www.falmouthpubliclibrary.org/events/.

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.
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April 2, 2020CANCELED Bottom of the 33rd: hope, redemption, and baseball's longest game by Dan Barry
May 7, 2020CANCELED Mayflower: a story of courage, community and war by Nathaniel Philbrick
June 4, 2020CANCELEDThe Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri
July 2, 2020UPDATED TITLE: The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri
PAST TITLE: Never Caught: the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
August 6, 2020West with the Night by Beryl Markham
September 3, 2020The Feather Thief: beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century by Kirk Wallace Johnson

 

Fact & Fiction Book Group

Join us for our book club with 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 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.
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Tuesday, September 1110:00 AMEast Falmouth Branch
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

 

North Falmouth Book Club

Join us for our book club with North Branch Librarian, Laurie McNee. Join a lively book discussion during the first Wednesday of every month from 3-4pm. Titles are chosen at meetings. Please call the North Falmouth Library for more information: 508-563-2922

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Wednesday, September 53:00 PMNorth Falmouth Branch
Please call the library for more information: 508-563-2922

 

Next Chapter Book Club

Falmouth Public Library is an affiliate of the international organization Next Chapter Book Club, whose mission is “to provide meaningful opportunities for life-long learning, social connections and authentic community inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.” (IDD) The club is comprised of 4-8 members with IDD, plus their helpers or guardians if desired, and a minimum of two volunteer facilitators who are trained according to the Next Chapter Book Club standards.

Our book club meetings start with a light snack, drink and social period, then advanced picture books are handed out. (See below for a selection of books we have read.) Members take turns reading aloud, if they can and help is offered if needed. Facilitators ask questions as they go along to promote discussion about what was just read and to connect it to the members’ lives.

We meet from 1:00 – 2:00 PM on Mondays in the Young Adult room through most of the year. We take a long summer break and do not meet on Monday holidays when the library is closed. Registration is required. We are currently full, but we are maintaining a wait list in the event a spot opens up.

If you have any questions or would like to be put on the wait list, please contact either of the two program coordinators: reference librarian Faith Lee at flee@clamsnet.org or reference librarian Donna Burgess at dburgess@falmouthpubliclibrary.org or call them at 508-457-2555 x 7 (the reference department). You can often find either Faith or Donna at the reference desk.

Go to the Next Chapter Book Club website to find out more about the program at NextChapterBookClub.org.


A Few Advanced Picture Books We Have Read.

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