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 immigration. 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 19 & 20The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
May 17 & 18The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer
June 21 & 22 Harvard Square by Andre Aciman
July 19 & 20The Mortifications by Derek Palacio
August 16 & 17Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor
September 20 & 21The Caretaker by A.X. Ahmad

 

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 6, 2017The Soul of an Octopus: a surprising exploration into the wonder of consciousness by Sy Montgomery
May 4, 2017Voices in the Ocean: a journey into the wild and haunting world of dolphins by Susan Casey
June 1, 2017Daring Young Men: the heroism and triumph of the Berlin Airlift, June, 1948 - May, 1949 by Richard Reeves
July 6, 2017Confederates in the Attic: dispatches from the unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz
August 3, 2017Rise of the Rocket Girls: the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt
September 7, 2017Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly

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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