Book Discussion Groups


Catching Fire movie coverHunger Games book cover

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.

Our next selection is a DOUBLE FEATURE with: The Hunger Games (142 minutes, rated PG) at 10:00am and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (146 minutes, rated PG-13) 2:00pm on Saturday, August 2, in Meeting Rooms A & B. The discussion of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games & Catching Fire, will follow the movie.

Spring/Summer 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.

Dancing Fish and Amonites

August 13 - Dancing Fish and Amonites by Penelope Lively

Memory, history, and archaeology are the themes that run through this compelling backward look by award-winning novelist Penelope Lively as she embarks upon her eighth decade.

Tuesday evening Tomes– 7:30 p.m.

We are All Completely Beside Ourselves

July 22 - We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

When Rosemary and her siblings learn they are subjects of their father's psychology experiment, all havoc breaks loose. A tragicomic novel that raises the "dysfunctional family" trope to a whole new level. YA Program Room.

Calico Joe

August 26 - Calico Joe by John Grisham

Calico Joe tells the story of a young boy struggling with divided loyalty between his father, a hardened major league pitcher, and his hero, a fast-rising rookie, and the tragic summer day that would change their lives forever.

Summer 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!

September 18 - A Perfect Life by Danielle Steel

A heartwarming and inspirational novel about a high-powered female executive and her disabled daughter facing challenges that teach them what really makes for a perfect life.

Spring/Summer 2014 - 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.

*****No discussions in July*****



Before I Go To Sleep

August 5 - Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson


An amnesiac cannot remember her past following a mysterious accident, and desperately tries to uncover the truth about who she is and who she can trust.

Girls Read

Books, Friends, Chocolate! Girls in grade 6-12 are welcome.

Get Graphic

Join us to talk graphic novels, comic books, or manga! -Grades 6-12

Read All About It

Discuss what's new to read for teens. We will bring new books that will be available for checkout. There will also be time for you to share some of your favorite new reads!