Book Discussion Groups


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, February 13th at 1:00pm we will be screening Everest. A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is ravaged by a severe snow storm. Everest is rated PG-13, and runs 121 minutes.

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 Winter 2016

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February 23rdThe Bees by Laline Paull

Part Handmaid's Tale and part Animal Farm this imaginative debut novel depicts the life of Flora 717, a lowly sanitation worker who ascends through the honeybee hierarchy to challenge the Queen Bee's pre-eminence.

Wednesday Tomes Selections for Winter 2016

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February 10thRed Notice by Bill Browder

Bill Browder started his professional life as a Wall Street maverick who set out to make his fortune in Russia just after the Soviet Union's breakup. By exposing the corrupt mechanics of Russia's financial empire, he became Putin's public enemy number one. Rather than running scared from the Russian bear, Browder grew into an accidental activist for retributive justice. Endorsed by Lee Child, this true-life account has the pacing and suspense of the best of crime thrillers.

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!

Truman Capote cover photoMarch 17thHumans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton

A sequel to the compilation of photographs entitled Humans of New York, Stanton’s new work expands upon the personal stories behind the pictures of diverse denizens of New York. Like Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, this award-winning work gives the reader insight into the intimate details of the lives and dreams of everyday people.

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.

December is a special ticketed event

There will be no discussion in January

February 2— Cold Wind by C.J. Box

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett makes a gruesome discovery while out on a routine patrol. The body dangling from a wind turbine is the fifth husband of his much despised mother-in-law, Missy. The townspeople have already tried and convicted Missy as soon as she is she is arrested for the murder. As much as Joe supports everyone’s dislike of the cold and calculating woman, the evidence does not convince him that she is the murderer. Now Pickett finds himself in the uncomfortable position of trying to find the real killer.