Book Clubs 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 Club

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
October 18 & 19Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
November 15 & 16The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett
December 20 & 21All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
January 17 & 18The Bear and the Nightingale Katherine Arden
February 21 & 22The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister
March 21 & 22Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

 

Narrative Non-Fiction Book Club

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
October 5, 2017Evicted: poverty and profit in the American city by Matthew Desmond
November 2, 2017Just Mercy: a story of justice and redemption by Bryan Stevenson
December 7, 2017Across Many Mountains: a memoir by Yangzom Brauen
January 4, 2018My Green Manifesto: down the Charles River in pursuit of a new environmentalism by David Gessner
February 1, 2018Glass House: the 1% economy and the shattering of the all-American town by Brian Alexander
March 1, 2018Oneida: from free-love Utopia to the well-set table by Ellen Wayland-Smith

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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