Book Clubs

Find new books and new friends at our book clubs

Our book clubs meet via Zoom and are moderated by library staff. Zoom links for each club are found on the library's event calendar.


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Adult Book Club

Each year we read two mysteries, two historical novels, three general fiction novels, three nonfiction / biographies and devote two meetings to “What else are you reading?” discussions.



We meet virtually via Zoom on the first Wednesday of the month at noon. New members are welcome!


2021 Book Selections

Month / Meeting DayBook Selection
October 6


If We Were Villains - M. L. Rio

2021 Read Across McKinney Selection - More on Read Across McKinney

A decade ago: Oliver is one of seven young Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory, a place of keen ambition and fierce competition. In this secluded world of firelight and leather-bound books, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingenue, extras. But in their fourth and final year, good-natured rivalries turn ugly, and on opening night real violence invades the students’ world of make-believe.


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November 3


The Last Days of Night - Graham Moore

New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history - and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country?


December 1


The Dutch House - Ann Patchett

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.



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A Book Club for Those Who Love Classics

Classics Book Club


Join us as we discuss some recognized classic literature. We meet virtually via Zoom the third Sunday of the month, 2 - 3 p.m. New members are welcome!



"...to read a great book for the first time in one’s maturity is an extraordinary pleasure..."


"Every rereading of a classic is as much a voyage of discovery as the first reading."


-Italo Calvino


2021 Book Selections

Month / Meeting DayBook Selection
October 17


Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Victor Frankenstein is a young scientist who creates a sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition was published anonymously in London on January 1, 1818, when she was 20.


November 21


Hard Times by Charles Dickens
Coketown is dominated by Thomas Gradgrind, school owner and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and his family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from young minds. As a consequence, his young daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and “bully of humility” Mr. Bounderby, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in gambling and robbery.


December 19

No Meeting



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Sometimes Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

TrueCrime

“Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained.”

-Thomas M. Cirignano


Meet with us to discuss select true crime books, examine writing style, content and overall presentation of material by the author as we try to understand whether or not the people at the heart of the stories were explained.



2021 Book Selections

Month / Meeting DayBook Selection
October 13
Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders by Billy Jensen

November  10
Six Days in August: The Story of Stockholm Syndrome by David King

December 8

What are you reading/listening/watching?
Book club members discuss what they've recently read / watched / listened to.


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2022 Book Selections

Month / Meeting DayBook Selection
January 12


February 9


March 9
Hell in the Heartland: Murder, Meth, and the Case of Two Missing Girls by Jax Miller

April 13


May 11

What are you reading/listening/watching?
Book club members discuss what they've recently read / watched / listened to.


June 8
Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Eisenberg 

July 13
The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing  by Sonia Faleiro

August 10
Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe


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