Book Clubs: Fiction and Non-Fiction

“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, currently meeting via Zoom on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. To get your copy of the next book, please request one in the CLAMS catalog, or call 508-457-2555 x 7. You will be able to pick it up at the library when it arrives, under your own name. It may also be available in Overdrive as an eBook or aAudiobook! Since it is a Zoom program, you will need to register by 5 pm on that day, and then you will be sent a link. Go to the Events page, and find the next meeting, to register. We look forward to having you! You can view past book group selections here.
DateBook
September 15, 2020The Floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland
October 20, 2020Less by Andrew Sean Greer
November 17, 2020All our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
December 15, 2020The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang
January 19, 2020A Room with a View by E.M. Forster,
February 16, 2020Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

 

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) nor 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 every month from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. When we can meet in person, discussions will be held in the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room at the Main Library. Otherwise, they will be held on Zoom. Please refer to the online event calendar for current information or contact the reference department at 508-457-2555 x 7, info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org or text 66746 and start your question with "askfpl."
DateBook
October 1, 2020Catch and Kill: lies, spies and a conspiracy to protect predators by Ronan Farrow
November 5, 2020Mayflower: a story of courage, community and war by Nathaniel Philbrick
December 3, 2020 Never Caught: the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
January 7, 2021Finding Chika: a little girl, an earthquake and the making of a family by Mitch Albom
February 4, 2021Into the Planet: my life as a cave diver by Jill Heinerth
March 4, 2021Nomadland: surviving America in the 21st century by Jessica Bruder

Fact & Fiction Book Group

Join 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.
DateTimeLocationSelected Book
Tuesday, September 1110:00 AMEast Falmouth Branch
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

North Falmouth Book Club

Join 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

DateTimeLocationSelected Book
Wednesday, September 53:00 PMNorth Falmouth Branch
Please call the library for more information: 508-563-2922

Next Chapter Book Club

Falmouth 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 flee@clamsnet.org or reference librarian Donna Burgess at dburgess@falmouthpubliclibrary.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.

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