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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, May 6th at 1:00pm we will be screening Arrival. Based on a short story by Ted Chiang, linguist Louise Banks races against time for answers when mysterious spacecraft touch down around the world. This movie runs 116 minutes and is rated PG-13.

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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March 28thBehold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Set against the backdrop of the American financial crisis of 2008, Mbue’s debut novel tells the story of a Cameroonian immigrant family striving to make a new life in Harlem.


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April 25thThe Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

MacArthur Fellow Colson Whitehead boldly re-imagines the Underground Railroad as a literal underground slave transit system, complete with locomotives, boxcars, and conductors. This groundbreaking novel was selected as Oprah’s August 2016 book club pick and won the National Book Award for fiction.


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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.

Wednesday Tomes Selections for Spring 2017

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April 12thIrena’s Children: A True Story of Courage by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Dubbed “the female Schindler,” Irena Sendler is credited with saving the lives of more than two thousand Jewish children before she was arrested and tortured by the Gestapo. Mazzeo details Sendler’s heroic efforts not only to rescue the children but to create secret records of their names and true identities so that they might be reunited with their kin after the war.

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May 10thThe Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that once had it all and then lost almost every cent—and about the healing road trip they take across America that binds them back together.

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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March 16thAlexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Even if you can’t afford a ticket to the musical, here’s your chance to participate in the Hamilton phenomenon! Join our discussion of the award-winning bio that inspired Lin Manuel-Miranda to write his Broadway hit.

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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April 4thSycamore Row by John Grisham

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy southern man dying of lung cancer, and before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten will cutting his family out of his estate and leaving his fortune to his black maid. Honest and ethical lawyer Jack Brigance receives word after Hubbard’s death that he was chosen by the millionaire before his suicide to defend the sure-to-be contested will, which raises more questions than it answers.

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May 2ndFallen by Karin Slaughter

Georgia Bureau of Investigations Detectives Faith Mitchell and Will Trent join forces with trauma doctor Sara Linton to find Faith’s mother who is missing after a deadly hostage situation. As the search deepens, a deadly conspiracy of bribery, police corruption, and murder is uncovered, leaving Faith the scapegoat.