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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. Space is limited and registration is required. Visit the program calendar to register.
September 14- Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not her memory. Ever since 1944 when her husband left her, she has raised her three very different children on her own. Now grown, they have gathered together--with anger, with hope, and with a beautiful, harsh, and dazzling story to tell...
October 12- Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere is the story of Richard Mayhew, a young London businessman with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he is plunged through the cracks of reality into a world of shadows and darkness—the Neverwhere. If he is ever to return to the London Above, Richard must join the battle to save this strange underworld kingdom from the malevolence that means to destroy it.
November 9 - The Women of Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell
In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements has spent her whole life in the coal-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where the women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their husbands and sons deep underground each day, dreading the fateful call of the company man telling them their loved ones aren't coming home. When Annie decides to stand up for herself, and the entire town of Calumet, nearly everyone believes she may have taken on more than she is prepared to handle
December 14 - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
Cussy Mary Carter is the last of her kind, her skin the color of a blue damselfly in these dusty hills. But that doesn't mean she's got nothing to offer. As a member of the Pack Horse Library Project, Cussy delivers books to the hill folk of Troublesome, hoping to spread learning in these desperate times. But not everyone is so keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and the hardscrabble Kentuckians are quick to blame a Blue for any trouble in their small town.
Mystery & Mayhem Book Club
This book discussion group meets on the last Wednesday of the month from 2 – 3 p.m. for an hour of sleuthing and discussion. No registration required.
August 25 - We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker
A fortysomething-year-old sheriff and a thirteen-year-old girl may not seem to have a lot in common. But they both have come to expect that people will disappoint you, loved ones will leave you, and if you open your heart it will be broken. So when trouble arrives with Vincent King, Walk and Duchess find they will be unable to do anything but usher it in, arms wide closed.
October 27 - A Study In Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas
Charlotte Holmes never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in society. But she never thought she'd become a social outcast fending for herself on the streets of London. After suspicion falls on her sister and father in a trio of unexpected deaths, Charlotte must match wits with an unseen mastermind to clear the family name.
November 27 - The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
Anna McLean loves to revel in life's unsavory details. When she's keeping up appearances as an upper-class Edinburgh housewife, there's no better escape than other people's sordid stories retold in true-crime podcasts. She successfully conceals her dark past until a true-crime podcast and a photo posted on social media send her running across Europe, with a faded rock star by her side and extremely dangerous enemies on her trail.
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 month at 6pm. Please email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation to our Discord channel. Upcoming book club dates are below.
October 25 - Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.
November 22 - Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent's only gift seems to be that she makes other people's talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own--and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.
December 20 - The False Prince by Jennifer A Nielsen
In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.