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Fiction Book Club


Our Fiction Book Club meets every other month on the second Monday evening. This month's book club pick is 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith.

Pat rents a room from the handsome and cocky Bruce, at 44 Scotland Street, and discovers that she has also acquired some colorful new neighbors, including Domenica, an eccentric widow.

Light refreshments are served along with lots of lively discussion. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.

Date and Time: 
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Nonfiction Book Club


Our Nonfiction Book Club meets every other month on the third Tuesday evening. This month's book club pick is The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman.

Documents the true story of Warsaw Zoo keepers and resistance activists Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who in the aftermath of Germany's invasion of Poland saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish citizens by smuggling them into empty cages and their home villa.

Light refreshments are served along with lots of lively discussion. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Fiction Book Club


Our Fiction Book Club meets every other month on the second Monday evening. This month's book club pick is The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka.

Presents the stories of six Japanese mail-order brides whose new lives in early twentieth-century San Francisco are marked by backbreaking migrant work, cultural struggles, children who reject their heritage, and the prospect of wartime internment.

Light refreshments are served along with lots of lively discussion. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.

Date and Time: 
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Nonfiction Book Club


Our Nonfiction Book Club meets every other month on the third Tuesday evening. This month's book club pick is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba.

"A windmill means more than just power, it means freedom." William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger, and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find. But William had read about windmills in a book called Using Energy, and he dreamed of building one that would bring electricity and water to his village and change his life and the lives of those around him .

Light refreshments are served along with lots of lively discussion. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Fiction Book Club


Our Fiction Book Club meets every other month on the second Monday evening. This month's book club pick is Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson.

Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But will their relationship survive in a society that considers Ali a foreigner?

Light refreshments are served along with lots of lively discussion. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.

Date and Time: 
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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