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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 Friday at 1:30PM

Topic: PoetryJohn Moore
Great Books Discussion Group

3rd Friday at 1:30PM

Topic: Government & Politics 2020John Moore
Get LitLast Wednesday at 6:30PMAt Blue LatitudesEmily Fortin
Pizza & Pages3rd Wednesday at 6PMGrades 7+ with Pizza!Denise Lafrance

Book Club Schedules

Morning Book Group

December 5, 2019Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
January 2, 2020Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
February 6, 2020Exit West by Moshin Hamid
March 5, 2020Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
April 2, 2020The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
May 7, 2020Where You’ll Find Me by Ty Gagne
June 4, 2020The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
July 2, 2020Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
August vacation monthSee you in September!
September 3, 2020Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
October 1, 2020Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
November 5, 2020Salt Houses by Hala Alyan
December 3, 2020The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Afternoon Bookgroup

Evening Bookgroup

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

December 16, 2019Salt Houses by Hala Alyan
January 13, 2020Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
February 19, 2020A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
March 16, 2020Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
April 20, 2020TBA
May 18, 2020To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
June 15, 2020Stranger in the Woods: the extraordinary story of the North Pond Hermit by Michael Finkel

Great Books Discussion Group - Poetry

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

January 3, 2020

Homer: The Iliad, Book 1 (17 pages)

February 7, 2020

Ben Jonson: "On My First Sonne", Mark Twain: "Ode to Stephen Dowling Bots, Dec'd" (2 pages)

March 6, 2020

Charles Lamb: Old China (6 pages)

April 3, 2020

Coleridge: "This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison", Hopkins: "Pied Beauty" (3 pages)

May 1, 2020

James Joyce: "Araby" (6 pages)

June 5, 2020

Anthony Hecht: "Rites and Ceremonies" (? Pages -- this is a longer poem)

July 3, 2020

Anthony Hecht: "Devotions of a Painter", Elizabeth Bishop: "Poem" (? Pages -- they are short)

August 7, 2020

Flannery O'Connor: "A Good Man is Hard to Find" (17 pages)

September 4, 2020

Edna St. Vincent Millay: "Renascence," "When the Year Grows Old,", "The Ballad of the Harp Weaver"  (8 pages)

October 2, 2020

Sarah Orne Jewett: "An Autumn Holiday"   (14 pages)

November 6, 2020

Robert Frost: "Two Witches"  (7 pages)

December 4, 2020

John Greenleaf Whittier: "Snow Bound"  (6 pages)

Great Books Discussion Group - Government & Politics 2020

January 17, 2020

Plato:  The Republic, Book I (26 pages)

February 21, 2020

Aristotle:  Politics Excerpts  (17 pages)

March 20, 2020

Hobbes: Leviathan - (Intro, Ch. XIII, XIV, XVIII) (23 pages)

April 17, 2020

Locke:  Second Treatise of Government Ch. I - IV, (18 pages)

May 15, 2020

Montesquieu:  Spirit of the Laws - Books I, II, III (27 pages)

June 19, 2020

Rousseau:  The Social Contract, Book I (18 pages)

July 17, 2020

Declaration of Independence

August 21, 2000US Constitution
September 18, 2020

Federalist Papers: No. 9 (Hamilton), No. 10 (Madison) (8 pages)

October 16, 2020

Federalist Papers: Nos. 39 and 51 (Madison) (10 pages)

November 20, 2020

Benjamin Constant: The Liberty of Ancients Compared With That of Moderns (18 pages)

December 18, 2020

Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America (Volume II, Part I, Chapters 1 - 5) (25 pages)

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

Check the Event Calendar to see the next title.