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For Readers: Online Book Discussions

Join a book discussion from the comfort of your home. When you register, you'll see options for downloading the e-book or audiobook (when available). Print books and audiobooks on CD or Playaway, if available, may be requested for curbside pickup.

Thirsty Thursdays: Books on Tap

If you're in your 20s or 30s, meet for a virtual discussion each month.

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell

On August 16, 1824, an elderly French man sailed into New York Harbor and 80,000 giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. This short work of nonfiction chronicles what happened when Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette returned to the United States. 

Thursday, January 21, 6 PM • REGISTER

Off the Page: A Teen Book Discussion

Readers in grades 8–12, add your voice to the banter and weigh in on upcoming selections.

Slay by Brittney Morris 

Seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is a star student by day, secret gamer and developer by night.

Monday, January 25, 7 PM • REGISTER to be added to the waiting list

Own Voices

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

cover of The Deep by Rivers SolomonThe Deep by Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes

A profile of the burden of memories that are too traumatic to bear, as told through the character of Yetu, a historian for a water-dwelling people descended from pregnant African women thrown overboard by slave owners. 

Wednesday, February 10, 7 PM • REGISTER

Book Discussions with Judy Levin

Intriguing reads beyond the best sellers. 

cover of Red at the Bone by Jacqueline WoodsonRed at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

This exquisitely wrought novel explores the intertwining lives of two Black families in modern-day Brooklyn. Part of One Book, One Community. Find our more at 1book.org.

Thursday, February, 11 AM • REGISTER

Must-Read Nonfiction

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

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey

A compelling account of how two New York Times reporters used a breakthrough investigative journalism technique to break the Harvey Weinstein story. 

Monday, February 15, 7 PM • REGISTER

 

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.

 

Join your neighbors: read & discuss this winter's One Book

Read the 2020–21 selection, Red at the Bone by best-selling author and National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson. Then join fellow readers in the Vernon Area, Cook Memorial, and Indian Trails library districts in discussing this beautifully wrought story about the lives of two Black families intersecting in modern-day Brooklyn. 

Learn more & sign up for discussions at 1book.org