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Family Book Clubs | Classics & Contemporary | Mather Readers | Cookbook Book Club

| League of Women Voters | Novels at Night | BYOBook

Family Book Clubs

The Library hosts several book clubs for children to attend with a special adult. Child and adult participants read the chosen selection and then meet with other families to enjoy discussion, snacks, and activities. Clubs include 2nd Grade Book Club, Mother-Daughter Book Club (adult may be of any gender), and Boys and Books. For information about upcoming book club events, view our calendar.

Classics and Contemporary

Second Tuesday of the month in the Small Meeting Room, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Refreshments served.

 

Tuesday, October 9, 10:30

 Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

A horrifying creature stalks the bombed-out streets of postwar Baghdad, seeking vengeance. Man Booker International Prize finalist and winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

 

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Tuesday, November 13, 10:30

 The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

In a novel of alternative history, aviation hero and isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeats Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election, negotiation a cordial accord with Adolf Hitler, accepting his conquest of Europ and anti-Semitic policies, and igniting a storm of fear for Jewish families throughout America.

 

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Mather Readers

This book group meets at Mather Place, 2801 Old Glenview Road, on the first Wednesday of the month and is open to the public.

 

Wednesday, October 3, 7:30

Montana 1948 by Larry Watson

The relationship of landscape to personality is a familiar theme, especially in western literature, but it may never have been explored with as much sensitivity and as fine an eye for detail as Watson manages in this stunning coming-of-age novel, the winner of the 1993 Milkweed National Fiction Prize.

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Wednesday, November 7, 7:30

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Through the eyes of sixteen-year-old Griet, the world of 1660s Holland comes dazzlingly alive in this richly imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings.

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Cookbook Book Club

Registration is required for every attendee; each participant will make or bake a recipe and bring it in to share with the group. Call or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with two choices in mind, otherwise you will be contacted a week prior to the event. Please understand we cannot guarantee allergy-free dishes.

  

 
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League of Women Voters/WPL Book Group

 

Wednesday, September 26, 11:00

Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin

Call Me American presents the incredible story of Iftin’s childhood in war-torn Somalia, when American movies and music provided him with an escape from a harrowing life. Years later, in a dream-come-true miracle, Iftin won a place in the American Green Card Lottery, and his escape to America became a reality. Now a proud and legal resident of Maine and on his path to citizenship, Iftin’s dramatic and stirring account truly is a modern-day story.

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Wednesday, October 24, 11:00

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeomo Oluo

Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.

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 Novels@Night

Tuesday, October 2, 7 -  8:30 pm; meet at Valley Lodge Tavern, 1141 Central Ave.

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

The spectacular first nove from author Francis Spufford follows the adventures a mysteriuos young man in mid-eighteenth century Manhattan, thirty years before the American Revoloution.

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 BYOBook - You're invited!            

Tuesdays, September 18 and October 16, noon - 1 pm

Bring a brown bag lunch and your favorite new book titles. Tell us about what you have read lately and discover new titles from your fellow readers.  Library will supply beverages and dessert.

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