Book Groups for Adults
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”
~ Dr. Seuss
Books on the Half Shell Book GroupJoin us for our fiction book group at the Main Library on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room on the ground floor. Pick up a copy of the next book at the Reference Desk. You can view our past book group selections here. We are looking forward to having you!
|May 15, 2019||The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth|
|June 19, 2019||A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza|
|July 17, 2019||People of the Whale by Linda Hogan|
|August 21, 2019||Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo|
|September 18, 2019||The Secret Life of Bees bySue Monk Kidd|
|October 16, 2019||Silk Road by Kathryn Davis|
The Ghost Writer
A Place for Us
People of the Whale: A Novel
Breakfast with Buddha
The Secret Life of Bees
The Silk Road
Narrative Non-Fiction Book GroupConsider 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.
|April 4, 2019||Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's history-making race around the world by Matthew Goodman|
|May 2, 2019||Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann|
|June 6, 2019||H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald|
|July 11, 2019||Educated: a memoir by Tara Westover|
|August 1, 2019||Deep Down Dark: the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free by Hector Tobar|
|September 5, 2019||The Devil's Teeth: a true story of obsession and survival among America's great white sharks by Susan Casey|
Fact & Fiction Book GroupJoin 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.
|Tuesday, September 11||10:00 AM||East Falmouth Branch||Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat|
North Falmouth Book ClubJoin 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
|Wednesday, September 5||3:00 PM||North Falmouth Branch||Please call the library for more information: 508-563-2922|
Next Chapter Book ClubFalmouth 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 email@example.com or reference librarian Donna Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.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.|
The Disappearing Island
The Book Itch
The Matchbox Diary /Paul Fleischman, ...
Letting Swift River Go