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, August 13th at 1:00pm we will be screening Concussion.

The story of pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (played by Will Smith), who discovered CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in football players who suffered repeated concussions. The 33 is rated PG-13, and runs 123 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 Summer 2016

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July 26thThe Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson

Join author and humorist Bill Bryson on a second jaunt traversing the Scepter'd Isle—the first having been recounted in his Notes from a Small Island, chosen by British voters as the book that best sums up British identity. Focusing on the endearing, quirky, and bewildering aspects of England and its denizens, Bryson is sure to evoke smiles if not laughter from armchair travelers.

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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.

Wednesday Tomes Selections for Summer 2016

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August 10thAmericanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

This lush, big-hearted love story of Nigerian students Ifemelu, who emigrates to the U.S., and Obinze, who lives an undocumented life in London, explores issues of race, cultural identity, and self-acceptance.

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!

I Almost Forgot about You (by Terry McMillan) cover photoJuly 21stI Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

The bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale returns with another irresistible story about a strong woman re-inventing herself. With a solid career and close friends and family, Dr. Georgia Young should be content, but she’s feeling bored with the same old same old. When a brush with tragedy prompts her to question the status quo, Georgia shakes things up in her life to find greater meaning and, possibly, happiness.

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.

July— No discussion

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August 2ndGuilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark

Los Angeles DA Rachel Knight is at the top of her legal game and determined to deliver justice each and every time. Her latest case is a murdered homeless John Doe and there are no suspects in the crime. No fellow lawyer in the DA’s office wants to bother with this case. As Rachel sifts through the web of clues, she realizes someone with malicious intentions knows the truth and will stop at nothing to keep the secret.