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For Readers: Library Book Discussions

 

Connect with other readers in online discussions of these thoughtful selections. When you sign up (required), you'll see options for downloading the e-book or audiobook (when available). Or request print books and audiobooks on CD or Playaway, if available, and pick up your items at the drive-up window or on the "Holds" shelves inside the building. 

Book Discussions with Judy Levin

Intriguing reads beyond the best sellers. 

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczukcover of Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

When her neighbor turns up dead, and then other bodies turn up under strange circumstances, Janine, a recluse in a remote Polish village who prefers the company of animals over humans, inserts herself into the investigation.

Thursday, January 13, 10 AM • SIGN UP 

Must-Read Nonfiction

Real-life reads that are engaging, informative, and important.

cover of The Falcon Thief by Joshua HammerThe Falcon Thief by Joshua Hammer

Documents the true story of Irish national Jeffrey Lendrum and his globetrotting adventures as a smuggler of rare birds, detailing the efforts of British wildlife detective Andy McWilliam to protect the world’s endangered birds of prey.

Monday, January 17, 7 PM • SIGN UP

Novel Night Book Discussion

Captivating fiction you might have missed. 

The Exiles cover of The Exiles by Christina Baker Klineby Christina Baker Kline

Sent to a Tasmanian penal colony, a young governess befriends a talented midwife and an orphaned Aboriginal chief’s daughter while confronting the harsh realities of British colonialism and oppression in 19th-century Australia.

Tuesday, January 25, 7 PM • SIGN UP

Own Voices

Books by authors of marginalized or under-represented groups who write about their own experiences and perspectives. 

cover of The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer RosnerThe Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner 

A mother who goes into hiding when Nazis begin arresting Jewish citizens in Poland considers an impossible choice while struggling to keep her 5-year-old daughter, a musical prodigy, from being overheard.

Wednesday, February 9, 7 PM • SIGN UP


Past book discussion selections

You can't go wrong with these thoughtful selections, past picks for library-hosted book discussions. Click on each title to see all available formats, often including e-books and audiobooks.