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Books & Brews
This discussion group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at The Drafting Table. New readers are always welcome. Pick up a copy of the book at the library. No registration required.
Jan 10 - The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
Working at the local library, Aleisha reads every book on a secret list she found, which transports her from the painful realities she's facing at home, and decides to pass the list on to a lonely widower desperate to connect with his bookworm granddaughter.
Feb 14 - You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
Liz Lighty has always done her best to avoid the spotlight in her small, wealthy, and prom-obsessed midwestern high school, after all, her family is black and rather poor, especially since her mother died; instead she has concentrated on her grades and her musical ability in the hopes that it will win her a scholarship to elite Pennington College and their famous orchestra where she plans to study medicine--but when that scholarship falls through she is forced to turn to her school's scholarship for promking and queen, which plunges her into the gauntlet of social media which she hates and leads her to discoveries about her own identity and the value of true friendships.
Mar. 14 - The Sentence by Lousie Erdrich
The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author presents this unusual novel in which a small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store's most annoying customer.
Apr. 11 – Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, this is a dazzling and intricately imagined novel that examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love. Yes, it is a love story, but it is not one you have read before.
Between the Lines Book Club
Join us on the last Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. for an hour of eclectic reads and discussion. We provide coffee while you provide the conversation. New readers are always welcome. Pick up a copy of the book at the library. No registration required.
Jan 25 - All Adults Here by Emma Straub
A warm, funny, and keenly perceptive novel about the life cycle of one family--as the kids become parents, grandchildren become teenagers, and a matriarch confronts the legacy of her mistakes.
Feb 22 - The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary's fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.
Mar 29 - Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Taken hostage by a failed bank robber while attending an open house, eight anxiety-prone strangers—including a redemption-seeking bank director, two couples who would fix their marriages and a plucky octogenarian—discover their unexpected common traits.
Apr 26 - All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers
Twenty years after a fellow six-year-old was abducted and murdered, Margot returns to Wakarusa, Indiana, and is shocked when another child similarly goes missing in the debut novel from the host of the popular true crime podcast, Crime Junkie.
Books & Bytes Teen Book Club
Books & Bytes is a book club just for teens in grades 7-12. Join us for a lively discussion via Discord on the last Monday every other month at 6pm. New readers are always welcome. Pick up a copy of the book at the library. Registration required.
Apr 24 - The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum
Moving to the quiet, mostly non-Jewish town of Tregaron, Hoodie Rosen falls for the daughter of the mayor who is trying to keep Hoodie's Orthodox Jewish community out of town, and when antisemitic crimes turn deadly, he must choose between his first love and the only world he's ever known.