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Library Book Groups

The library holds 6 monthly book groups.  Books are available at the circulation desk a month before the discussion.  Great Books Discussion Group texts can be found online at Project Gutenberg.  Get Lit books are available as ebook downloads on Hoopla.

Morning Book Group1st Thursday at 10AMSusan Dunker
Afternoon Book Group3rd Monday at 3PMDenise Lafrance
Evening Book Group3rd Monday at 6:30PMDenise Lafrance
Great Books Discussion Group

1st Sunday at 2PM
Fridays at 1 in the summer

Topic: Friendship and CommunityJohn Moore
Get LitLast Wednesday at 6:30PMAt Sonny's TavernEmily Fortin
Pizza & Pages3rd Wednesday at 6PMGrades 7+ with Pizza!Denise Lafrance

Book Club Schedules

Morning Book Group

March 7, 2019Without a Map by Meredith Hall
April 4, 2019In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
May 2, 2019To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
June 6, 2019Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
July 11, 2019The Women in the Castle by Jessic Shattuck
AugustVacation month
September 5, 2019News of the World by Paulette Jiles
October 3, 2019Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
November 7, 2019Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
December 5, 2019Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Afternoon Bookgroup

Evening Bookgroup

The Afternoon and Evening Bookgroups read the same book each month.  Come at either time.

March 18, 2019The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood
April 15, 2019Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
May 20, 2019Where You'll Find Me by Ty Gagne
June 17, 2019The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
July and AugustEnjoy the summer off!
September 16, 2019Kookooland: a memoir by Gloria Norris
October 21, 2019Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
November 18, 2019Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
December 16, 2019TBA

Great Books Discussion Group

Great Books Discussion Group texts can be found online at Project Gutenberg.

March 3, 2019Aristotle (384 BCE – 322 BCE). Nicomachean Ethics, Book VIII (20 pages) https://www.gutenberg.org/files/8438/8438-h/8438-h.htm#link2H_4_0011
April 7, 2019Cicero (106 BCE – 43 BCE). Laelius: On Friendship (50 pages) https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2808/2808-h/2808-h.htm#link2H_4_0002
May 5, 2019Montaigne (1533 – 1592).  The Essays:  Of Friendship. (10 pages) https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3600/3600-h/3600-h.htm#link2HCH0027

June 7, 2019

at 1:00

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616). 
Sonnet 29 (When in disgrace with Fortune and men’s eyes…):
http://shakespeare.mit.edu/Poetry/sonnet.XXIX.html
Sonnet 104 (To me, fair friend, you never can be old…): http://shakespeare.mit.edu/Poetry/sonnet.CIV.html  
Sonnet 116 (Let me not to the marriage of true minds…):
http://shakespeare.mit.edu/Poetry/sonnet.CXVI.html

July 12, 2019
at 1:00
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862).  A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. (excerpt from the chapter titled Wednesday, starting at the paragraph that begins “Friendship is evanescent…” approximately 20 pages) https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4232/4232-h/4232-h.htm#link2H_4_0006
August 2, 2019
at 1:00
Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910).  Short story:  The Prisoner of the Caucasus. (22 pages) https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Twenty-three_Tales/A_Prisoner_in_the_Caucasus
September 1, 2019Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886).  I’m Nobody! Who are You? (https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/i-m-nobody-who-are-you/), I Showed Her Heights She Never Saw (https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/i-showed-her-heights-she-never-saw/), We Talked As Girls Do (https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/we-talked-as-girls-do/), and Elysium Is As Far (https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/elysium-is-as-far-as-to/)
October 6, 2019Sarah Orne Jewett (1849 - 1909).  Miss Tempy’s Watchers.  (20 pages; found at http://www.public.coe.edu/~theller/soj/tne/tempy.htm)
November 3, 2019James Joyce (1882 – 1941).  A Little Cloud (from Dubliners)  (14 pages) https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2814/2814-h/2814-h.htm#chap08
December 1, 2019Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870).  A Christmas Carol. (72 pages) https://www.gutenberg.org/files/19337/19337-h/19337-h.htm or (Robert Burns (1759 – 1796).  Auld Lang Syne.  https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1279/1279-h/1279-h.htm#link2H_4_0240

Get Lit

The title for the next month is chosen during the discussion.  Check the Event Calendar to see the next title.  These titles are available as ebook downloads through Hoopla.

Pizza & Pages

March 13, 2019Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
April 17, 2019Ruins of Gorland—Ranger’s Apprentice  by John Flanagan