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Book Discussion Groups


The Library offers several book clubs catering to a wide range of reading interests. Please join us. Check our online calendar for specific dates. The titles listed below are available from the Information Desk.

Discussion Group Schedule

Sunday Shorts
Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Sunday Shorts is an informal gathering for fans of the short story. We'll read the same stories and talk about themes, characters, plot, and originality.

  • April 27
    The Persistence of Desire by John Updike

Mystery Book Club
Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room

Mystery Book Club meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments are served. Discussions are moderated by Dr. Carole Shmurak.

View the schedule as a pdf

Spring 2014: The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour was the traditional trip undertaken as an educational rite of passage by mainly upper-class British young men. They began in Dover, crossing the English Channel to France, travelling to Paris, then Switzerland (Geneva or Lausanne), and into northern Italy, where Venice was considered the epitome of Italian culture. From there, the travellers went to Florence and Rome, perhaps to Munich or Heidelberg, then to the Netherlands, before returning across the Channel to England. Our mystery tour will begin instead in Bath and take a side trip to Stockholm, but then we’ll visit Paris, Venice and Amsterdam just as they did.

  • May 7
    Acqua Alta (1996) by Donna Leon
  • June 4
    Outsider in Amsterdam (1975) by Janwillem van de Wetering

Thursday Night Book Club
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

  • April 17
    Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
  • May 15
    A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  • June 19
    In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unkown Country by Kim Barnes
  • July 17
    Labor Day by Joyce Maynard


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