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 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. March and April meetings have been canceled, and we will update as soon as we are able to make future plans.)
Join us for our fiction book group at the Main Library on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. 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!
|January 21, 2020||The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas|
|February 18, 2020||With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo|
|March 17, 2020||Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz|
|April 21, 2020||The Serpent King by Jeff Zentzer|
|May 19, 2020||We Were Liars by e. lockhart|
|June 16, 2020||The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon|
The Hate U Give
With the Fire on High
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secr...
The Serpent King
We Were Liars
the Sun is Also a Star
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 2, 2020||Bottom of the 33rd: hope, redemption, and baseball's longest game by Dan Barry|
|May 7, 2020||Mayflower: a story of courage, community and war by Nathaniel Philbrick|
|June 4, 2020||The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri|
|July 2, 2020||Never Caught: the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar|
|August 6, 2020||West with the Night by Beryl Markham|
|September 3, 2020||The Feather Thief: beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century by Kirk Wallace Johnson|
Bottom of the 33rd
The Ungrateful Refugee
West with the Night
The Feather Thief
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