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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 5th at 1:00pm we will be screening A Dog's Purpose. A devoted dog  finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. This movie runs 120 minutes and is rated PG.

Tinley Tomes

Tinley Tomes comprises two groups that discuss a variety of fiction and nonfiction. One group meets at 1:30 pm on the second Wednesday of the month and the other at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday. Selections are available at the Adult Reference Desk in hardcover, large print, and audio formats one month before the discussion date. Discussions are held in Meeting Room A unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday Tomes Selections for Spring 2017

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May 23thThe Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood

Searching for companionship and purpose after her 25-year marriage falls apart, Ava North joins a library book group whose selections consist of the book that matters most to each club member. Meanwhile, in Paris, Ava’s daughter Maggie flounders after a failed attempt to write a novel. In different ways, both women come to experience the healing power of stories.

Tuesday Tomes Selections for Summer 2017

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June 27thWhere’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
In this witty and heartwarming novel, fifteen-year-old Bee tries to find her agoraphobic mother who goes missing right before a family trip to Antarctica.

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July 25thNight of Fire by Colin Thubron
In this stunning work of literary fiction, travel writer Thubron explores the lives of eight tenants in a burning house. Reminiscent of the classic The Bridge of San Luis Rey, this novel raises questions of human connection and the transience of memory.

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August 22ndThis Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison
Recently widowed Harriet Chance boards a cruise ship to Alaska, only to discover that her husband had planned to take the trip not with her but with his paramour. This is only the first of many secrets that come to light in this novel told in flashbacks.


Wednesday Tomes Selections for Summer 2017

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June 14thThe Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Ivey blends fantasy and realism in this tale of a couple in 1920s Alaska who want a child so much they make one of snow and imagine her coming to life--or maybe they don't just imagine it.

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July 12thOur Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Set in his signature small town on the plains of eastern Colorado, Haruf’s final novel follows the relationship between Addie and Louis as they attempt to forestall the inherent loneliness of later life. Young Adult Program Room.

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August 9thAmerican Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin
Attorney and legal journalist Toobin presents the sensational saga of Patty Hearst, from her kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army through her violent escapades to the melodramatic trial of America’s “poor little rich girl.”


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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July 20thInto the Water by Paula Hawkins
Secrets long submerged are dredged up when a single mother and a teenage girl are discovered drowned in the river running through town. From the author of The Girl on the Train comes this new novel of psychological suspense.
Copies available at the Adult Reference Desk

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.

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June 6thDry Bones by Craig Johnson

Special ticketed event. This month’s book discussion will be preceded by a Cowboy Cookout and is for current members who have reserved their space with Fran.

When a complete Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered in Wyoming, it appears to have nothing to do with Sheriff Walt Longmire. That is, until the Cheyenne rancher who claims the fossil turns up dead. As a number of parties dispute the ownership of the priceless remains, Walt and his team investigate a sixty-five million year old cold case that’s heating up fast.

July – no discussion

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August 1stCompound Fractures by Stephen White

Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory discovers that obstacles threatening his personal life and professional career are being orchestrated by unrecognized enemies. As he works to solve a deadly mystery that has been brewing for more than a decade, Gregory must revisit the cruel ethical dilemma that turned his life upside down as a young psychologist.