Book Discussion Groups

Movies&Books

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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.

NOTE: PROGRAM CHANGE IN FEBRUARY!
We will show About A Boy (101 minutes, rated PG-13) on Saturday, February 7, in Meeting Rooms A & B. Our discussion of Nick Hornby's About a Boy, follows the movie.

Winter 2014/15 - 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.

The Rosie Project

January 14 - The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

When socially awkward genetics professor Don Tillman decides that it’s time to find a wife, he creates a complex questionnaire designed to lead him to his perfect match. What he fails to realize is love is not an exact science.

Tuesday evening Tomes– 7:30 p.m.

Lisette's List

January 27 - Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland

Written in Vreeland’s trademark painterly prose, this historical novel takes us deep into Vichy France, where Lisette and her husband André move in order to care for his grandfather Pascal, a retired frame maker and art collector. Under Pascal’s tutelage, Lisette creates a list of vows that enable her to lead a purposeful life in spite of disappointment, betrayal, and intimidation.


Winter 2014/15 - 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 19 — The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Two sisters living in a small village in France during World War II become estranged when they disagree about the threat of possible Nazi occupation. Each must find a way forward when faced with life-and-death choices.

Check this book's availability in the catalog.


Winter 2014/15 - 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.