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

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 the ocean. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk at the Main Library. You can view our past book group selections here. We are looking forward to having you!
DateBook
April 18 & 19The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
May 16 & 17Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticant
June 20 & 21The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan
July 18 & 19Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet
August 15 & 16To the Lighthouse by Lydia Millet
September 19 & 20The Lightkeeper's Wife by Sarah Anne Johnson

 

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
April 5, 2018American Fire: love, arson, and life in a vanishing land by Monica Hesse
May 3, 2018The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles and their secret world war by Stephen Kinzer
June 7, 2018The Undoing Project: a friendship that changed our minds by Michael Lewis
July 5, 2018Duel with the Devil: the true story of how Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr teamed up to take on America's first sensational murder mystery by Paul Collins
August 2, 201897 Orchard: an edible history of five immigrant families in one New York tenement by Jane Ziegelman
September 6, 2018Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: the true story of new York City's greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation by Brad Ricca

 

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.
DateTimeLocationSelected Book
Tuesday, April 1010:00 AMEast Falmouth Branch
Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson; translated by Quentin Bates
Tuesday, May 810:00 AMEast Falmouth BranchYes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson

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