Stop by our newest adult discussion group called Movies&Books. 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! Copies of the book be available at the Adult Reference Desk, and immediately following the movie screening. 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 begins with the screening of Captain Philips (134 minutes, rated PG-13) on Saturday, February 1 at 1 pm, in Meeting Rooms A & B. The discussion of Richard Phillips' A Captain's Duty, is on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 pm in Meeting Room A.
Winter 2013-14 - 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.
March 12 - Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
After the death of her psychotic mother, 12-year-old CeeCee finds her own life renewed among the eccentric characters of Savannah, Georgia.
April 9 - Longbourn by Jo Baker
Members of Jane Austen’s Bennet Family are but bit players in the fascinating stories that take place “downstairs” at the Bennet estate.
May 14 - David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
The author of The Tipping Point explores why underdogs sometimes triumph despite unlikely odds.
Tuesday evening Tomes– 7:30 p.m.
March 25 - Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
The author of The Girl with a Pearl Earring returns with a historical novel about Mary Anning, a pioneering Victorian scientist who defies gender norms and religious orthodoxy to bring the true nature of fossils to light.
April 22 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
When a tragic accident leaves wealthy businessman Will Traynor a quadriplegic, his unlikely caretaker hopes that she can bring back his passion for living.
May 27 - Philomena by Martin Sixsmith
The true story of Michael Hess’ decades-long quest to reconnect with his biological mother Philomena, who, as an unwed Irish Catholic mother, was forced to relinquish three-year-old Michael to the authorities. Now a major motion picture starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. YA Program Room.
Winter 2013-14 - 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!
March 20 - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The story follows Hetty 'Handful' Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined
Winter 2013-14 - 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.
April 1 - The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner
In this chilling tale that explores dangers lurking closer than you think, a young mother vanishes from her Boston home, leaving behind a four-year-old daughter as the only witness and a handsome, secretive husband as the prime suspect.
May 6 - Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
Using a website called Whirl360, a schizophrenic spends his time traveling the world without ever leaving his home, memorizing the details of every street in every city. When he sees an image of a woman being murdered in a New York City window, he becomes embroiled in a political conspiracy, in this modern Rear Window-style thriller.
Books, Friends, Chocolate! Girls in grade 6-12 are welcome.
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!