Book Clubs

Tuesday Morning Book Chat

Join Linda once a month to chat about a popular novel from a range of different genres. Register for the next discussion below and pick up your copy at the circulation desk.


Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

An emotionally layered and engrossing story of a family that asks: Can love make a broken person whole? William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy. He meets Julia, who is inseparable from her three younger sisters. But then darkness from William’s past surfaces, jeopardizing the sisters’ loyalty to one another. The result is a family rift that changes their lives for generations. Will the loyalty that once rooted them be strong enough to draw them back together when it matters most?

Tuesday, May 21

10:15-11:30 AM

Previous Titles

November 2024Lady Tan’s Circle of WomenLisa See
September 2024The Beekeeper of AleppoChristine Lefteri
July 2024Demon CopperheadBarbara Kingsolver
May 2024Hello, BeautifulAnn Napolitano
March 2024The Paris ApartmentLucy Foley
January 2024The Midnight LibraryMatt Haig
   
November 2023The SurvivorsJane Harper
September 2023The Dictionary of Lost WordsPip Williams
July 2023Maybe You Should Talk to SomeoneLori Gottlieb
May 2023Hamnet: A Novel of the PlagueMaggie O’Farrell
March 2023The House in the Cerulean SeaT. J. Klune
January 2023The Invention of WingsSue Monk Kidd
   
November 2022Yes, ChefMarcus Samuelson
September 2022Fifty Words for RainAsha Lemmie
July 2022Girl in a Blue DressGaynor Arnold
May 2022The Storied Life of A. J. FikryGabrielle Zevin
March 2022Behold the DreamersImbolo Mbue
January 2022The Mother-in-LawSally Hepworth
   
November 2021Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineGail Honeyman
September 2021Hillbilly ElegyJ. D. Vance
July 2021The Giver of Stars Jojo MoyesJojo Moyes
May 2021The Girls of Atomic CityDenise Kiernan
March 2021A Gentleman in MoscowAmor Towles
January 2021The Jane Austen SocietyNatalie Jenner
   
November 2020The Death of Mrs. WestawayRuth Ware
February 2020The Chilbury Ladies’ ChoirJennifer Ryan
January 2020Revenge of the PequotsKim Isaac Eisler
   
December 2019The Painted DrumLouise Erdrich
November 2019Empire of the Summer MoonS. C. Gwynne
October 2019The Picture of Dorian GrayOscar Wilde
September 2019Forty AutumnsNina Willner
August 2019A Place for UsFatima Farheen Mirza
July 2019FordlandiaGreg Grandin
June 2019Little Fires EverywhereCeleste Ng
May 2019This Child Will be GreatEllen Johnson Sirleaf
April 2019Stay With MeAyobami Adebayo
March 2019The Boy Who Harnessed the WindWilliam Kamkwamba
February 2019The Bookshop on the CornerJenny Colgan
January 2019A Piece of the WorldChristina Baker Kline
   
December 2018The Christmas TrainDavid Baldacci
November 2018Killer of the Flower Moon David GrannDavid Grann
October 2018The Turn of the ScrewNathaniel Hawthorne
September 2018Book of AgesJill Lepore
August 2018And Then There Were NoneAgatha Christie
July 2018The Butler: A Witness to HistoryWill Haygood
June 2018The Remains of the DayKazuo Ishiguro
May 2018Eighty DaysMatthew Goodman
April 2018Olive Kitteridge Elizabeth StroutElizabethe Strout
March 2018Down the Nile Rosemary MahoneyRosemary Mahoney
February 2018A Man Called OveFredrik Backman
January 2018The Hare with the Amber EyesEdmund De Waal
   
December 2017The Cat Who Came for ChristmasCleveland Amory
November 2017The Professor and the MadmanSimon Winchester
October 2017The Legend of Sleepy HollowWashington Irving
September 2017Lab GirlHope Jahren
August 2017A Tapestry of FortunesElizabeth Berg
July 2017A Tale for the Time BeingRuth Ozeki
June 2017Wickett’s RemedyMyla Goldberg
May 2017Angela’s AshesFrank McCourt
April 2017Lisette’s ListSusan Vreeland
March 2017The Telling RoomMichael Paterniti
February 2017A Spool of Blue ThreadAnne Tyler
January 2017Mrs. Lincoln’s DressmakerJennifer Chiaverini
   
December 2016Twain & Stanley Enter ParadiseOscar Hijuelos
November 2016A Covert AffairJennet Conant
October 2016The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. HydeRobert Louis Stevenson
September 2016The Boys in the BoatDaniel Brown
August 2016The Space Between UsThirty Umrigar
July 2016Moonwalking With EinsteinJoshua Foer
June 2016Death Comes for the ArchbishopWilla Cather
May 2016A Walk in the WoodsBill Bryson
April 2016The Light Between OceansM. L. Stedman
March 2016Cloud AtlasDavid Mitchell
February 2016RebeccaDaphne du Maurier
January 2016Until TuesdayLuis Carlos Montalvan
   
December 2015Jane & the 12 Days of ChristmasStephanie Barron
November 2015DraculaBram Stoker
October 2015I Am MalalaMalala Yousafzai
September 2015Swimming to AntarcticaLynne C. Cox
August 2015That Old Cape MagicRichard Russo
July 2015The Shoemaker’s WifeAdriana Trigiani
June 2015Remarkable CreaturesTracy Chevalier
May 2015The Astronaut’s Wives ClubLily Koppel
April 2015Beautiful RuinsJill Walter
March 2015A Tree Grows in BrooklynBetty Smith
February 2015West With the WindBeryl Markham
January 2015The Shadow of the WindCarlos Ruiz Zafon
   
December 2014The Diving Bell and the ButterflyJean-Dominique Bauby
November 2014FrankensteinMary Shelley
October 2014Defending JacobWilliam Landay
September 2014LitMary Karr
August 2014The Forgotten GardenKate Morton
July 2014All Quiet on the Western FrontErich Maria Remarque
June 2014StardustNeil Gaiman
May 2014Tolstoy and the Purple ChairNina Sankovitch
April 2014BelovedToni Morrison
March 2014The Zookeeper’s WifeDiane Ackerman
February 2014The Cat’s TableMichael Ondaajte
January 2014Speak, MemoryVladimir Nabokov
   
December 2013AstrayEmma Donoghue
November 2013WildCheryl Strayed
October 2013Mister PipLloyd Jones
September 2013Great ExpectationsCharles Dickens
August 2013A Good YearPeter Mayle
July 2013SwamplandiaKaren Russell
June 2013The Lost City of OzDavid Grann
May 2013The Tower, The Zoo and the TortoiseJulia Stewart
April 2013The Particular Sadness of Lemon CakeAimee Bender
March 2013Love in the Time of CholeraGabriel Garcia Marquez
February 2013The Glass CastleJeanette Walls
January 2013True GritCharles Portis
   
December 2012Sense of an EndingJulian Barnes
November 2012Caleb’s CrossingGeraldine Brooks
October 2012I Feel Bad About My NeckNora Ephron
September 2012Cutting for StoneAbraham Verghese
August 2012The Buddha in the AtticJulie Otsuka
July 2012Pilgrim at Tinker CreekAnnie Dillard
June 2012In the Garden of BeastsErik Larson
May 2012The Uncommon ReaderAlan Bennett
April 2012The PostmistressSarah Blake
March 2012Anna KareninaLeo Tolstoy
February 2012The BookshopPenelope Fitzgerald
January 2012Major Pettigrew’s Last StandHelen Simonson
   
December 2011An American ChildhoodAnnie Dillard
November 2011The Art of Racing in the RainGarth Stein
October 2011ZeitounDave Eggers
September 2011BrooklynColm Tobin
August 2011Wuthering HeightsEmily Bronte
July 2011Corduroy MansionsAlexander McCall Smith
June 2011The MarchE. L. Doctorow
May 2011Strength in What RemainsTracy Kidder
April 2011Still AliceLisa Genova
March 2011Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs TonightAlexandra Fuller
February 2011The Elegance of the HedgehogMuriel Barbery
January 2011Loving FrankNancy Horan
   
December 2010Water for ElephantsSarah Gruen
November 2010Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyMary Ann Schaffer
October 2010A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s CourtMark Twain
September 2010Year of Living BiblicallyA. J. Jacobs
August 2010Garden SpellsSarag Addison Allen
July 2010The Last GirlsLee Smith
June 2010Hamlet’s DresserBob Smith
May 2010Eat, Pray, LoveElizabeth Gilbert
April 2010RunAna Patchett
March 2010Dogs of BabelCarolyn Parkhurst
February 2010The SoloistMark Salzman
January 2010History of LoveNicole Krauss

Monday Night Classics

Join Tom every other month to discuss a classic work of literature that has stood the test of time. Register for the next discussion below and pick up your copy at the circulation desk.


Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

This story was originally a three-part series in Blackwood’s Magazine in 1899. It is narrated by Charles Marlow, who recounts his early life as a ferry boat captain. Although his job was to transport ivory downriver, Charles develops an interest in locating an ivory procurement agent, Kurtz, who is employed by the government. Preceded by his reputation as a brilliant emissary of progress, Kurtz has now established himself as a god among the natives in “one of the darkest places on earth.” Marlow suspects something else of Kurtz: he has gone mad.

Monday, June 17

6:30-7:45 PM

Previous Titles

April 2024CandideVoltaire
February 2024  
   
December 2023Angle of ReposeWallace Stegner
October 2023MacbethWilliam Shakespeare
August 2023Lost HorizonJames Hilton
June 2023One Day in the Life of Alexander DenisovichAlexander Solzhenitsyn
April 2023Fahrenheit 451Ray Bradbury
February 2023Brave New WorldAldous Huxley
   
December 2022Northanger AbbeyJane Austen
October 2022Winesburg, OhioSherwood Anderson
August 2022The Brothers KaramazovFyodor Dostoyevsky
June 2022The Scarlet PimpernelEmmuska Orczy
April 2022One of OursWilla Cather
February 2022The Prisoner of ZendaAnthony Hope
   
October 2021The Woman in WhiteWilkie Collins
August 2021Gulliver’s TravelsJonathan Swift
June 2021A Tale of Two CitiesCharles Dickens
April 2021Brideshead RevisitedEvelyn Waugh
February 2021The Age of InnocenceEdith Wharton
   
December 2020Henderson the Rain KingSaul Bellow
October 202The Invisible ManH. G. Wells
August 2020The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald
June 2020The Importance of Being EarnestOscar Wilde
April 2020A Farewell to ArmsErnest Hemingway
February 2020As You Like ItWilliam Shakespeare
   
December 2019The Catcher in the RyeJ. D. Salinger
October 2019The Picture of Dorian GrayOscar Wilde
July 2019Measure for MeasureWilliam Shakespeare
May 2019Photo FinishNgaio Marsh
March 2019The Thin ManDashiell Hammett
January 2019Murder on the Orient ExpressAgatha Christie
   
November 2018The Razor’s EdgeW. Somerset Maugham
October 2018The Turn of the ScrewHenry James
September 2018The House of the Seven GablesNathaniel Hawthorne
July 2018Anne of Green GablesLucy Montgomery
May 2018Little WomenLouisa May Alcott
March 2018Bartleby the ScrivenerHerman Melville
January 2018The Loved OneEvelyn Waugh
   
December 2017A Christmas Carol & A Cricket on the HearthCharles Dickens
October 2017The Legend of Sleepy HollowWashington Irving
September 2017MiddlemarchGeorge Elliot
June 2017Cat on a Hot Tin RoofTennessee Williams
March 2017Moby DickHerman Melville
   
December 2016The Old Man and the SeaErnest Hemingway
October 2016Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. HydeRobert Louis Stevenson
September 2016Around the World in 80 DaysJules Verne
June 2016A Midsummer’s Night DreamWilliam Shakespeare
March 2016To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee
   
December 2015Cannery RowJohn Steinbeck
October 2015DraculaBram Stroker
September 2015Lady Windemere’s FanOscar Wilde
June 2015Cyranno de BergeracEdmond Rostand
March 2015Much Ado About NothingWilliam Shakespeare
   
December 2014A Room With a ViewE. M. Forster
September 2014The BuccaneersEdith Wharton
June 2014FrankensteinMary Shelley
March 2014Daisy MillerHenry James

Historical Fiction Book Club

Travel back in time with Stephanie as you uncover enthralling historical fiction tales. Register for the next discussion below and pick up your copy at the circulation desk.


Circe by Madeline Miller

An emotionally layered and engrossing story of a family that asks: Can love make a broken person whole? William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy. He meets Julia, who is inseparable from her three younger sisters. But then darkness from William’s past surfaces, jeopardizing the sisters’ loyalty to one another. The result is a family rift that changes their lives for generations. Will the loyalty that once rooted them be strong enough to draw them back together when it matters most?

Tuesday, May 21

10:15-11:30 AM

Previous Titles

February 2023TidelandsPhilippa Gregory
DateTitleAuthor
April 2023The Girls in the PictureMelanie Benjamin
June 2023The Last Rose of ShanghaiWeina Dai Randel
August 2023Carnegie’s MaidMarie Benedict
October 2023A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and MurderDianne Freeman
November 2023In the Garden of SpiteCamille Bruce
   
February 2024CirceMadeline Miller

Nonfiction Book Club

Learn something new with Danny as you explore a wide range of nonfiction topics. Register for the next discussion below and pick up your copy at the circulation desk.


The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Brimming with her signature wit, insight, compassion, and talent for deep research, The Library Book is Susan Orlean’s thrilling journey through the stacks that reveals how these beloved institutions provide much more than just books—and why they remain an essential part of the heart, mind, and soul of our country. It is also a master journalist’s reminder that, perhaps especially in the digital era, they are more necessary than ever.

Tuesday, August 13

10:15-11:15 AM

Previous Titles

February 2023Start With WhySimon Sinek
April 2023Atomic HabitsJames Clear
August 2023When McKinsey Comes to TownWalt Bogdanich & Michael Forsythe