In August, we'll begin hosting a new program called Movies&Books. Come watch our selected movie each month, read the book, and return a few weeks later to chat about which was better – the movie or the book! Discussion books will be available to check out immediately following the movie screening; afterwards, copies will be kept at the Adult Reference Desk. Feel free to attend the screening, the discussion, or both. No registration is required; however, seating at the movie screening is limited to 125. Our program kicks off in August with the following schedule: Silver Linings Playbook; 122 minutes, Rated R Movie: Saturday, August 3 at 1 pm MR A & B Book Discussion: Thursday, August 22 at 7:30 pm Meeting Room A.
Summer 2013 - Tinley Tomes
Tinley Tomes comprises two groups that discuss a variety of fiction & nonfiction books. One group meets at 1:30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and the other at 7:30 pm on the 4th Tuesday. Titles are available at the Adult Reference Desk in hardcover, large print, & audio formats one month before the discussion date. All discussions will be held in Meeting Room A.
Wednesday afternoon Tomes– 1:30 p.m.
June 12- Magnificence by Lydia Millet
A woman adrift after her husband’s death inherits a mansion and a vast collection of taxidermy. Wondrous and absurd, funny and heartbreaking, Magnificence grapples with themes of evolution, extinction, loss, and revelation. Lydia Millet was nominated for a Pulitzer for her previous novel Love in Infant Monkeys.
July 10- Old School by Tobias Wolf
Set at an elite prep school in the early 1960s, Tobias Wolff's homage to the power of literature centers on an annual writing competition—a competition whose prize is a private audience with Robert Frost, Ayn Rand and Ernest Hemingway. A deceptively quiet novel about morals, ethics, and the gray areas that cloud our judgment.
August 14- Home Front by Kristin Hannah
Reserve Army helicopter pilot Jolene Zarkades and her husband Michael are already having marital problems when she learns that she is being deployed to Iraq. Knowing that her husband and two young daughters bitterly resent her absence only adds to Jolene’s stress. Months later, Jolene returns from the war a changed person. In Home Front, Kristin Hannah once again explores the depths of complex relationships as one family struggles to put its life back together.
Tuesday evening Tomes– 7:30 p.m.
June 25- We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
From the time of his birth, Kevin Khatchadourian seems different, refusing to bond with his loving parents, who deny all signs that something is wrong until the advent of their sweet-tempered second child renders the sibling contrast too great. As Kevin grows into a creepily vicious adolescent, the reader’s sense of impending danger is heightened. Is there such a thing as a “bad seed” or are Kevin’s parents to blame? Published a decade ago, We Need to Talk About Kevin remains one of the best novelistic explorations of the psychopathic child.
July 23- Strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White
As a favor to her friend Jack, Melanie Middleton has taken in his estranged daughter, 13-year-old Nola. Melanie also happens to be a psychic Realtor, so when Nola's dollhouse begins to show signs of a malevolent presence, Melanie is just the person to deal with the spirits involved. Elements of southern history, romance, and the supernatural keep the reader engaged.
August 27- 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America by Albert Brooks
In 2030, cancer is cured, there’s a pill for obesity, and everyone’s living far too long. Then comes the earthquake that devastates L.A.-- and comic novelist Brooks takes it from there.
Summer 2013 - Books with Buzz
Are you looking for a forum for discussing bestsellers? Come to Books with Buzz, our newest book discussion group! Books with Buzz meets on the third Thursday of every other month at 7:30 pm in Meeting Room A. The remaining dates for Books with Buzz discussions in 2013 are July 18, September 19, & November 21. Description of the July selection follows. The September selection will be announced at the July meeting. Join the Buzz!
July 18 - Joyland by Stephen King
Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in the summer of ‘73, Joyland tells the story of college student Dev Jones, who takes a seasonal job as a carny. Mixing elements of mystery, horror, and romance, King works his usual magic in this coming-of-age tale. Joyland is reminiscent of pulp fiction from the ‘40s and ‘50s—lurid cover and all!
Summer 2013 - Partners in Crime
Partners in Crime is our mystery book discussion group led by Fran Heinemann of Outreach Services. This group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.
June 4 - Suspect by Michael Robotham
London psychologist Joe O’Loughlin’s life takes a disastrous turn when he becomes the primary suspect in the murder investigation of one of his patients.
*****There is no July discussion for Partners in Crime.*****
August 6 - New Tricks by David Rosenfelt
There’s a mix of humor and mystery in this legal thriller when defense attorney Andy Carpenter takes on a canine client who is somehow connected to the murder of a titan in the pharmaceutical industry.
Books, Friends, Chocolate! Girls in grade 6-12 are welcome.
Join us to talk graphic novels, comic books, or manga! -Grades 6-12
Join us to talk about YOUR favorite books, learn about new ones, & play games! -Grades 4 & 5