Top

Loading Events
Find Events

Past Events › Evening Book Discussion

Events List Navigation

September 2014

Lit by Mary Karr

September 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions. Mary Karr’s brave memoir is about alcoholism, getting sober, and getting God. She revisits her past with rare candor and humor, recounting her role in the disintegration of her marriage to Warren Whitbread, the reserved scion of a fabulously wealthy family (whose other members are deliciously skewered here), as well as her most shameful moments (leaving her feverish toddler to take a long swig…

Find out more »
August 2014

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions. In 1913, a little girl arrives in Brisbane, Australia, and is taken in by a dockmaster and his wife. She doesn’t know her name, and the only clue to her identity is a book of fairy tales tucked inside a white suitcase. When the girl, called Nell, grows up, she starts to piece together bits of her story, but just as she’s on the…

Find out more »
July 2014

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions. “The book conquers without persuading, it shakes you without exaggerating, a perfect work of art and at the same time truth that cannot be doubted” – Stefan Sweig “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature,…

Find out more »
June 2014

Evening Book Discussion: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

June 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions. Tristran Thorn grows up in the English village of Wall unaware that his mother was from the Fairy land beyond the town’s titular barrier. But when the girl he loves laughingly promises him anything he desires if he can bring her a star that has just fallen from the sky, Tristran gallantly and rashly ventures into the Fairy land upon this quest. He finds…

Find out more »
May 2014

Evening Book Discussion: Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions. When Sankovitch lost her older sister to cancer, she was determined to “live her life double” in order to make up for her family’s painful loss. But after three years spent at a frenetic pace, Sankovitch decided to slow down and rediscover the pleasure of books in order to reconnect with the memory of her sister. Despite the day-to-day responsibilities of raising four sons—and…

Find out more »

All programs sponsored by the Bethel Public Library are open to the public, and meet accessibility requirements for the disabled. Those needing special arrangements should contact the library at least 2 weeks prior to the program to make arrangements.

Bethel Public Library © 2014