Book Discussion Groups

Movies&Books

So many films are made from books these days! Come enjoy the movie and, if you wish, check out a copy of the corresponding book. Seating at the movie screening is limited to 125.

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On Saturday, September 10th at 11:00am we will be screening a Special Star Trek Double Feature!
Get a double dose of Kahn! First up is Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn (113 minutes, Rated PG), followed by the 2013 remake Star Trek: Into Darkness (132 minutes, Rated PG-13).

Numerous Star Trek novelizations will be available to check out after each movie.


Tinley Tomes

Tinley Tomes comprises two groups that discuss a variety of fiction and nonfiction books. One group meets at 1:30 pm on the second Wednesday of the month and the other at 7:30 on the fourth Tuesday (Tomes groups do not meet in December). Selections are available at the Adult Reference Desk in hardcover, large print, and audio formats one month prior to the discussion date. Discussions are held in Meeting Room A.

Tuesday Tomes Selections for Summer 2016

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August 23rdThe Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

A lively historical novel based on the vexed friendship between Truman Capote and socialite Babe Paley, beginning in the 1950s and ending in scandal twenty years later.

Tuesday Tomes Selections for Fall 2016

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September 27thEligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld

You don’t have to be a Jane Austen fan to enjoy this hilarious re-imagining of her classic comedy of manners. Transposed from eighteenth-century England to contemporary Cincinnati and New York, this modernized tale features CrossFit workouts, Paleo diets, and other trappings of 21st-century life. What abides, however, is Mrs. Bennet’s obsession with marrying off her daughters to eligible men.

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October 25thThe Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church

It’s 1941, and budding ornithologist Meri Wallace sacrifices her career plans to follow her physicist husband from Chicago to Los Alamos, where he is engaged in secret work on the atomic bomb. As the decades pass, Meri struggles to reconcile her passion for science with the expectations of traditional womanhood. Church’s lively historical novel explores the evolving challenges and opportunities for women in science and in public life.

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November 22ndA Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee

Mukherjee’s debut novel weaves the tale of two outsiders: Ritwik, an undocumented Calcuttan immigrant barely eking out a living in London, and Miss Gilby, an Englishwoman in Bengal during the eve of India’s first partition. The novel manages to combine the poignancy of a coming-of-age story with the rawer elements of hardcore urban fiction.

Wednesday Tomes Selections for Fall 2016

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September 14thThe Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression by John F. Kasson

Amid the deprivation of the Great Depression, child star Shirley Temple radiated plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions in America and beyond. Popular historian John F. Kasson explores the nature of Temple’s universal appeal in this nonfiction account of one of our nation’s first celebrities.

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October 12thThe Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

In 1923, 15-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia for the North. Full of hope, she finds only disappointment. Vowing to prepare her children for a world of pain, she raises them with courage, strength, and not one ounce of the tenderness they crave. Their varied voices tell the story of the 20th century through the eyes of one African American family. Young Adult Program Room.

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November 9thYou May Also Like by Tom Vanderbilt

Drawing upon research in psychology, marketing, and neuroscience, journalist Tom Vanderbilt explores questions of preference, opinion, and taste. Learn the secrets behind Netflix recommendations, Amazon ratings, and Yelp reviews!


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 the Young Adult Program Room. Each selection will be announced at the preceding discussion. Join the Buzz!

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September 15thMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs


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.


September— No discussion

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October 4thAfter I'm Gone by Laura Lippman

Current members who have reserved their space with Fran will meet at a local restaurant for this month’s discussion.

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November 1stMoriarty by Anthony Horowitz

In this deeply atmospheric tale of murder and menace, Moriarty’s death has left an immediate vacuum in the criminal underworld. But there is no shortage of candidates to take his place, including one particularly fiendish criminal mastermind who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty’s successor.