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 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!
|April 18 & 19||The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje|
|May 16 & 17||Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticant|
|June 20 & 21||The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan|
|July 18 & 19||Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet|
|August 15 & 16||To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf|
|September 19 & 20||The Lightkeeper's Wife by Sarah Anne Johnson|
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.
|October 4, 2018||The Big Oyster: history on the half shell by Mark Kurlansky|
|November 1, 2018||The Kelloggs: the battling brothers of Battle Creek by Howard Markel|
|December 6, 2018||On the Map: a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks by Simon Garfield|
|January 3, 2019||The Wordy Shipmates Sarah Vowell|
|February 7, 2019||The Light of the World, a memoir by Elizabeth Alexander|
|March 7, 2019||The Radium Girls: the dark story of America's shining women by Kate Moore|
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