Book Discussion Groups

Movies&Books

Fault in our Stars book coverThe Fault in our Stars movie poster

Stop by our newest adult discussion group called Movies&Books. Movies are typically screened the first Saturday of every month at 1:00pm. Copies of the selected book are available ahead of time from the Adult Reference Desk. Our discussion immediately follows the movie screening, to chat about which was better – the movie or the book! Feel free to attend the screening, the discussion, or both. No registration is required; however, seating at the movie screening is limited to 125.

Our next selection is with: The Fault in Our Stars (125 minutes, rated PG-13) at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 11, in Meeting Rooms A & B. The discussion of John Green's The Fault in our Stars, will follow the movie.

Summer/Fall 2014 - Tinley Tomes

Tinley Tomes comprises two groups that discuss a variety of fiction & nonfiction books.  One group meets at 1:30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and the other at 7:30 pm on the 4th Tuesday. Titles are available at the Adult Reference Desk in hardcover, large print, & audio formats one month before the discussion date. All discussions will be held in Meeting Room A.

Wednesday afternoon Tomes– 1:30 p.m.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

October 8 - The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

A.J. Fikry's wife has recently died, his prize possession has been stolen, and his small bookstore has been gradually going bust. Suddenly, his fortunes change for the better. Zevin’s novel is a charming and funny reminder of why we read books and need people.

Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth About Everything

November 13 - Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth About Everything by Gabrielle Zevin

Confirmed atheist Barbara Ehrenreich tries to reconcile her religious skepticism with a series of quasi-mystical experiences in her youth.

Tuesday evening Tomes– 7:30 p.m.

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

October 28 - Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade by Walter Kirn

The author of Up in the Air explores his fifteen-year-long relationship with impostor and convicted murderer Clark Rockefeller, aka Christian Gerhartsreiter.

The Aviator’s Wife

November 25 - The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Historical novelist Benjamin reimagines the relationship between American author and aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh and her famous husband and fellow aviator Charles.


Fall 2014 - Books with Buzz

Are you looking for a forum for discussing bestsellers?  Come to Books with Buzz which meets on the third Thursday of every other month at 7:30 pm in Meeting Room A. Each selection will be announced at the preceding discussion. Join the Buzz!


November 20 - Gray Mountain by John Grisham

When her powerful Wall Street law firm eliminates her fast-track position, Samantha Kofer is forced to take a no-pay job at a legal aid clinic in a small Appalachian town. Kofer is threatened by locals and harassed by officials when she takes on the formidable coal mining industry, known for breaking rules and flouting regulations. Violence is just around the corner…
 
 

Fall 2014 - Partners in Crime

Partners in Crime is our mystery book discussion group led by Fran Heinemann of Outreach Services. This group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.

 

Six Years

October 7 - Six Years by Harlan Coben

 

Just weeks after Jake and Natalie’s breakup, she marries another man and warns Jake never to contact her again. He keeps the promise until seeing her husband’s obituary in the newspaper, six years later. Deciding to attend the funeral, Jake finds another widow in place of his beloved Natalie, and begins to question his sanity.

The Black Box

November 4 - The Black Box by Micheal Connelly

 

The 20-year-old murder of a Danish journalist who was killed during the L.A. riots of 1992 has been handed off to the Open Unsolved Unit of the LAPD. Now Harry Bosch faces the nearly impossible task of reconstructing the crime while facing bureaucratic roadblocks imposed by top cops in the department.