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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. 

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrellcover of Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

The evocative story of how a young Shakespeare’s marriage to a talented herbalist before the devastating death of their 11-year-old son shapes the production of his greatest play.

Thursday, October 14, 10 AM • SIGN UP

Must-Read Nonfiction

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

cover of Secondhand by Adam MintnerSecondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale by Adam Mintner

Journalist Minter takes readers on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse.

Monday, October 18, 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 How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham ThammavongsaHow to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

In this stunning debut, the author captures the day-to-day lives of immigrants and refugees in a nameless city, illuminating the hopes, disappointments, love affairs, and above all, the pursuit of a place to belong. 

Wednesday, October 20, 7 PM • SIGN UP

Thirsty Thursdays

A book discussion for 20- and 30-somethings. 

cover of There There by Tommy OrangeThere There by Tommy Orange

This shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native American communities, all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize.

Thursday, October 21, 6:30 PM • SIGN UP on Meetup

Novel Night Book Discussion

Captivating fiction you might have missed. 

cover of All the Children Are Home by Patry FrancisAll the Children Are Home by Patry Francis

When a small-town Massachusetts family take in a young indigenous girl with a tragic past, they discover that her presence has strengthened their bonds.

Tuesday, October 26, 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.