Book Discussion Groups


the Hobbit book coverThe Desolation of Smaug movie poster

Stop by our newest adult discussion group called Movies&Books. Movies are typically screened the first Saturday of every month at 1:00pm. Copies of the selected book are available ahead of time from the Adult Reference Desk. Our discussion immediately follows the movie screening, to chat about which was better – the movie or the book! Feel free to attend the screening, the discussion, or both. No registration is required; however, seating at the movie screening is limited to 125.

We will showThe Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug (161 minutes, rated PG-13) on Saturday, December 6, in Meeting Rooms A & B. Our discussion of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, follows the movie.

Fall 2014 - 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.

Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth About Everything

November 13 - Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth About Everything by Gabrielle Zevin

Confirmed atheist Barbara Ehrenreich tries to reconcile her religious skepticism with a series of quasi-mystical experiences in her youth.

Tuesday evening Tomes– 7:30 p.m.

The Aviator’s Wife

November 25 - The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Historical novelist Benjamin reimagines the relationship between American author and aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh and her famous husband and fellow aviator Charles.

Fall 2014 - Books with Buzz

Are you looking for a forum for discussing bestsellers?  Come to Books with Buzz which meets on the third Thursday of every other month at 7:30 pm in Meeting Room A. Each selection will be announced at the preceding discussion. Join the Buzz!

November 20 - Gray Mountain by John Grisham

When her powerful Wall Street law firm eliminates her fast-track position, Samantha Kofer is forced to take a no-pay job at a legal aid clinic in a small Appalachian town. Kofer is threatened by locals and harassed by officials when she takes on the formidable coal mining industry, known for breaking rules and flouting regulations. Violence is just around the corner…

Winter 2014/2015 - 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.


Prisoner of Birth

February 3 - Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer


After being framed for murder by four of his upper-crust friends, Danny Cartwright is sent to a maximum security prison. While serving his sentence, Danny hatches an intricate scheme to punish the real murderer and clear his name.