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 with: The Fault in Our Stars (125 minutes, rated PG-13) at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 11, in Meeting Rooms A & B. The discussion of John Green's The Fault in our Stars, will follow the movie.
Summer/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.
October 8 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
A.J. Fikry's wife has recently died, his prize possession has been stolen, and his small bookstore has been gradually going bust. Suddenly, his fortunes change for the better. Zevin’s novel is a charming and funny reminder of why we read books and need people.
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.
September 23 - The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia A. Stuart (THIS DISCUSSION WILL BE IN MEETING ROOM B, NOT MEETING ROOM A)
In this light-hearted novel, a Beefeater who lives with his wife in the Tower of London is tasked with setting up an elaborate menagerie to house the exotic animals given to the Queen.
October 28 - Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade by Walter Kirn
The author of Up in the Air explores his fifteen-year-long relationship with impostor and convicted murderer Clark Rockefeller, aka Christian Gerhartsreiter.
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!
September 18 - A Perfect Life by Danielle Steel
Fall 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.
October 7 - Six Years by Harlan Coben
Just weeks after Jake and Natalie’s breakup, she marries another man and warns Jake never to contact her again. He keeps the promise until seeing her husband’s obituary in the newspaper, six years later. Deciding to attend the funeral, Jake finds another widow in place of his beloved Natalie, and begins to question his sanity.
November 4 - The Black Box by Micheal Connelly
The 20-year-old murder of a Danish journalist who was killed during the L.A. riots of 1992 has been handed off to the Open Unsolved Unit of the LAPD. Now Harry Bosch faces the nearly impossible task of reconstructing the crime while facing bureaucratic roadblocks imposed by top cops in the department.