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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.
May 9 - Portrait of a Thief by Grace D Li
Ocean's Eleven meets The Farewell in Portrait of a Thief, a lush, lyrical heist novel inspired by the true story of Chinese art vanishing from Western museums, about diaspora, the colonization of art, and the complexity of the Chinese American identity
June 13 - The Guncle by Steven Rowley
A warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous gay sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew for the summer.
July 11 - Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka
Ansel Packer is scheduled to die in twelve hours. He knows what he's done, and now awaits execution, the same chilling fate he forced on those girls, years ago. But Ansel doesn't want to die - he wants to be celebrated, understood. Through a kaleidoscope of women - a mother, a sister, a homicide detective - we learn the story of Ansel's life. As the clock ticks down, these three women sift through the choices that culminate in tragedy, exploring the rippling fissures that such destruction inevitably leaves in its wake.
August 8 - Severance by Ling Ma
A survivor of an apocalyptic plague maintains a blog about a decimated Manhattan before joining a motley group of survivors to search for a place to rebuild, a goal that is complicated by an unscrupulous group leader.
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.
May 31 - The Housekeeper by Joy Fielding
Hiring a housekeeper named Elyse to help care for her father and his wife Audrey, who has Parkinson's, successful real estate agent Jodi Bishop soon discovers that the attractive 60-something widow is attempting to take over their lives when Audrey's condition rapidly worsens.
July 26 - Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
From the number one bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere, a deeply suspenseful and heartrending novel about the unbreakable love between a mother and child in a society consumed by fear.
August 30 - The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
Known as Lady Death - a lethal hunter of Nazis, Mila Pavlichenko, sent to America on a goodwill tour, forms an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and a connection with a silent fellow sniper, offering her a chance at happiness until her past returns with a vengeance.
Books & Bytes Teen Book Club
Books & Bytes is a book club just for teens in grades 7-12. Join us for a lively discussion on the last Monday of the month at 6pm. New readers are always welcome. Pick up a copy of the book at the library. Registration required.
June 26 - Aces Wild: A Heist by Amanda DeWitt
When his mother is sold out by a rival casino owner, Jack, the son of a Las Vegas casino mogul, infiltrates a high-stakes gambling club to discover the truth, while hopelessly navigating what it means to be in love while asexual.
July 31 - Love, Decoded by Jennifer Yen
High school junior Gigi Wong is determined to be picked for a contest that could lead to an exclusive tech internship, but when her matchmaking app goes viral Gigi must deal with the unexpected consequences of helping her friends find love.