All are welcome to sign up for our monthly book discussion. Book discussions are held the second Thursday of each month from 6:15 – 7:45 pm. Sign up is required and copies of the book will be loaned by the library when you sign up. Participants are asked to read the entire book before the scheduled session.
June 13, 2019
This month's book discussion is Pilgrim's Wilderness by Tom Kizzia.
A riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness--and of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch.When Papa Pilgrim, his wife, and their fifteen children appeared in the Alaska frontier outpost of McCarthy, their new neighbors saw them as a shining example of the homespun Christian ideal. But behind the family's proud piety and beautiful old-timey music lay Pilgrim's dark past.
July 11, 2019
This month's book discussion is All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood.
As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible "adult" around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer.
August 01, 2019
Join readers age 12-18 for a lively discussion of the best-selling novel The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater. Enjoy light refreshments with the group while you explore the different worlds of the two main characters in this thought-provoking story.
August 08, 2019
This month's book discussion is The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan.
The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York — the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America.
September 12, 2019
All are welcome to sign up for our monthly book discussion. Book discussions are held the second Thursday of each month from 6:15 – 7:45 pm. Sign up is required and copies of the book will be loaned by the library when you sign up. Participants are asked to read the entire book before the scheduled session. See the full book discussion schedule.