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Events: Book Club

Book Club: "The Radium Girls" by Kate Moore

Adults Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of April, we'll read and discuss this novel, about the hundreds of young women worked at the radium-dial factories during World War I.

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Readers of Classic Literature
"The Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of some of the greatest works of fiction and non-fiction ever written, including Baum's tale of Dorothy's adventure in Oz!

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Teen Book Club: "Property of the Rebel Librarian" by Allison Varnes

Kids & Teens Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this book about books, libraries and one child's love of reading!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about the cells of a woman that were taken without her consent and used to study cancer, develop the polio vaccine and more.

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Book Club: "Three Cups of Tea" by Greg Mortenson

Adults Drop by the library each month for a lively discussion of our monthly book club selection!

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Book Club: "There There" by Tommy Orange

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about a Native American powwow that changes the lives of some of its attendees forever.

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Book Club: "Unthinkable" by Helen Thomson

Adults Take part in lively discussion of Helen Thomson's intriguing book about nine different, but extraordinary, brains!

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Book Club: "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie

Adults Join the library Book Club in May to discuss this book by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows!

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Book Club: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

Adults Join us for a discussion of "The Underground Railroad," about a young slave trying to find the road to freedom.

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Book Club: "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed

Adults Drop by the library for a lively discussion of Cheryl Strayed's celebrated memoir!

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Women's Night Out
"Truly Madly Guilty" by Liane Moriarity

Adults Drop-in You've probably read, heard of or watched Moriarty's "Big Little Lies." Here's a chance to read and discuss one of her other books with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Book Club: "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

Adults Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of May, we'll read and discuss this novel, about an eccentric loner who meets two other isolated individuals and forms friendships with them.

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Readers of Classic Literature
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively, friendly discussion of some of the greatest works of literature ever written, including Williams' famous drama!

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Teen Book Club: "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn

Teens Teens are welcome to join us for a discussion of Quinn's adventure involving a gorilla and the history of the earth!

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Book Club: "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng

Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our monthly book club pick!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Lost in Shangri-La" by Mitchell Zuckoff

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about a World War II rescue mission that caused a trio of U.S. military personnel to crash-land on New Guinea.

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Book Club: "The Latehomecomer" by Kao Kalia Yang

Adults Stop by the library to discuss Kao Kalia Yang's beloved memoir of a Hmong family's balance between their past and future.

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Book Club: The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

Adults Stop by the library for a lively discussion of this 2018 spellbinding novel of memory, murder and the consequences of addiction!

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Book Club: "Firestorm at Peshtigo" by Denise Gess

Adults Take part in a lively discussion about the deadliest fire in American history - and it happened in Wisconsin!

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Book Club: "Sourdough" by Robin Sloan

Adults Stop by the library and take part in a lively discussion of Sloan's 2017 novel!

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Book Club: "How to Walk Away" by Katherine Center

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of Center's novel about a woman with a bright future, whose life is changed forever in one tumultuous moment.

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Book Club: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate

Adults Take part in a lively discussion about two families, generations apart, forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice. New people always welcome!

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Women's Night Out
"The Waters of Star Lake" by Sara Rath

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Book Club: "The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn

Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of Kate Quinn's WWII novel!

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Readers of Classic Literature
The Short Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively, friendly discussion of some of history's greatest written works, including June's discussion of short stories from a master of the form!

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Book Club: "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien

Adults Take part in a lively discussion about one of the greatest historical fiction books ever written!

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Book Club: "We Were the Mulvaneys" by Joyce Carol Oates

Adults Get engaged with a group discussion of Carol Oates' searing family drama.

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about three African-American women who contributed to some of NASA's greatest missions.

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Book Club: "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen

Adults Join us for an engaging discussion of Paulsen's book, about a 15-year-old boy forced to survive in the wilderness.

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Book Club: "The Breakdown" by B.A. Paris

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion about Paris' thrilling novel!

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Book Club: "Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark Sullivan

Adults Stop by the library to take part in an interesting discussion of a wide variety of books, including Sullivan's WWII tale!

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Women's Night Out
"The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle" by Leslie Connor

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Nonfiction @ Night: "Educated" by Tara Westover

Adults Discuss our monthly book club pick about a woman who pursues an education after being raised by survivalist parents who isolated her and her siblings from mainstream society.

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Book Club: "Send Down the Rain" by Charles Martin

Adults Stop by the library for a lively discussion of Martin's 2018 novel!

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Book Club: "I'll Be Gone in the Dark" by Michelle McNamara

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of McNamara's award-winning true crime book!

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Book Club: "The Orphan's Tale" by Pam Jenoff

Adults Join us for a discussion of this book, about a teenage girl who joins a German circus in order to save children during WWII.

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Book Club: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Children Drop by the library for a lively discussion of this best-selling book by Jodi Picoult!

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Women's Night Out
"The Nest" by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Adults Drop-in Take part in a lively discussion of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction with the Women's Night Out book club!

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Book Club: "Emma" by Jane Austen

Adults Discuss this classic novel during our next book club session!

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Book Club: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Adults Join the library Book Club in September to discuss this beloved book by Madeleine L'Engle!

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Book Club: "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng

Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of our September book club selection, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng!

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Book Club: "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah

Adults Take part in a lively discussion about a teen girl and her family, who move to Alaska after her father returns from the Vietnam War.

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Book Club: "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith

Adults Join the library Book Club in October to discuss this best-seller by Robert Galbraith!

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Book Club: "My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this book, about a mother and daughter reconnecting with one another in adulthood.

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Book Club: "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson

Adults Join the library Book Club in November to discuss this book by Helen Simonson!

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Book Club: "Beartown" by Fredrik Backman

Adults Join us for the monthly book club at the library in November when we discuss Backman's 2017 novel!

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Book Club: "The 13th Gift" by Joanne Huist Smith

Adults Join the library Book Club in December to discuss this book by Helen Simonson!

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